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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM219: The Palestine Question: Past and Present

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

Palestine through the Ages: From the Roman times to Our times.

The Battle of the Narratives: Conceptual and Methodological Aspects.

The Settler Colonial paradigm versus the National Conflict paradigm.

The Zionist Narrative

The Palestinian Narrative

The Post-Zionist Challenge

New Developments in Palestinian Historiography

The Palestinian Refugee questions and its impact on the Palestine Question.

The Role of the Palestinian minority in Israel

The Peace Process and Its Discontents

The One State versus the Two States Solution

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

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study68Preparing for class participation
Guided Independent Study60Preparation and writing of essays 1 and 2

Online Resources

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