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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM225: Gender and Politics in the Middle East

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:

  • Studying gender, from the everyday to the geopolitical – and back again¬†¬†
  • Questions of status: Women’s representation(s) and realities
  • Men in Crisis? Dynamic masculinities, masculinity dynamics
  • Sexuality and power: From “honour crimes” to queer politics
  • Everyday life: Intimacy, family and sociality
  • From nations to states: Nationalism, modernisation and citizenship
  • Violence, war and militarisation
  • Displacement and migration
  • Social movements and feminist activism
  • Globalisation, new media and public spheres
  • Protest, transition and transformation: [Case study] The MENA uprisings
  • Imagination and cultural productions

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 Study77Weekly reading (7 hours per week)
Guided Independent Study22Class participation (2 hours preparation per week)
Guided Independent Study30Blog posts (2 hours researching & 4 hours writing per week, 5 submitted in total)
Guided Independent Study59Project (40 hours researching/coordinating, 19 hours writing/preparing presentation and materials).
Guided Independent Study90Essay (60 hours reading and 30 hours writing)

Online Resources

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

Other Learning Resources

Videos/films, TV programmes, online materials (news sites, blogs, social media), images, podcasts, play scripts, music, memoirs.