Postgraduate Module Descriptor
ARAM213: Approaches to Middle East and Islamic Studies: States, Societies and Identities
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
The aim of the course is to expose you to a wide variety of approaches to the study of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. The purpose of covering a variety of topics is to give students a broad understanding of the political issues so that they have basic knowledge of other issues outside of their own specific interests. The multiple faculty that are involved in the team-teaching of this class also introduces students to most members of the staff within IAIS belonging to the ‘social science disciple’—i.e. modern history, sociology, and political science. Such exposure will help students select which faculty members might be potential MA dissertation supervisors.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate knowledge of key issues in the debates on states, societies and identities in the Middle East and Islamic world;|
2. undertake independent research on various social science issues in the region.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. find, use and analyze secondary and primary data relevant to specific issue areas;|
4. place issues discussed in a wider context and deploy critical arguments.
|Personal and Key Skills||5. apply critical and analytical skills;|
6. ability to undertake modern historical and political analysis.