Postgraduate Module Descriptor
ARAM186A: International Relations of the Middle East
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
The main aims of the module are: to introduce students to the diversity and depth of an International Relations (IR) analysis of MENA politics; to discuss the application to this region of general IR theories, theories of regionalism and foreign policy analysis; to develop critical analysis of sources, paradigms, writers and policies; and to deepen students’ knowledge of key events, trends and actors in the region.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of key issues in the International politics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA);|
2. Demonstrate a detailed and critical understanding of the actors, dynamics and trends in the regional politics;
3. Demonstrate familiarity with, and critical application of, the main analytical frameworks that relate to the international relations of the MENA
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. Find, use and analyse secondary and primary data relevant to specific issue areas; |
5. Place contemporary issues in larger contexts;
6. Deploy critical arguments in analysing issues and evaluating sources.
|Personal and Key Skills||7. Work independently and in groups including the presentation of material for group discussion;|
8. Demonstrate strong analytical skills; digest, select and organise material; and
9. Demonstrate excellent writing skills including the ability to produce well organised and coherent essays to a deadline; practice in articulating and defending positions on the seminar topics