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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM131: Nationalisms in the Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Aims

By the end of this module, you will:

•  have gained an understanding of a variety of political, cultural and ideological dimensions associated to the historical development of nationalist movements in the Middle East;

•  be able to appreciate the development of nationalism by evaluating the links between historical change and the transformation of Middle Eastern identities; and

•  be able to apply abstract theoretical concepts about sociological and political understanding to concrete case studies, and to discuss how such concepts contribute (or not) to understanding of social and political behaviours.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. understand a variety of political, cultural and ideological dimensions associated to the historical development of nationalist movements in the Middle East
2. explain the development of nationalism by evaluating the links between historical change and the transformation of Middle Eastern identities.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. work on primary sources in Middle East studies under tutor guidance
4. relate case studies to conceptual and theoretical frameworks in order to foster original and independent thinking.
5. demonstrate understanding of historical change from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
Personal and Key Skills6. undertake effective independent study and group work, including participation in oral discussion
7. organise and process data to produce a coherent and argument, both orally and in writing.