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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM187: The Middle East Before 1945

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Week 1 - Introduction / Middle Eastern Historiography
Week 2 - Local Actors (Old and New Elites)
Week 3 - Outside Actors (Imperialism Powers)
Week 4 - Communities, Tribes, and the State
Week 5 - The Ottoman Empire
Week 6 - No class (reading break)
Week 7 - The Turkish Republic
Week 8 - Egypt
Week 9 - Iran under the Qajars
Week 10 - Iran under the Pahlavis
Week 11 - Palestine and Zionism
Week 12 - The Gulf States before Oil

Teaching sessions will normally include lecturing and class discussion. Emphasis will be placed on the development of critical approaches to mainstream historical literature dealing with the period.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
22 278 0

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities22 hoursClassroom hours
Guided independent study278 hoursIndependent study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).