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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM210: Themes and Conflicts in Iranian History and Culture

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

Module Aims

The module aims to give an overview of the prime themes, conflicts, events, and personalities of Iranian history, to give you a confident grasp of the main essentials, and to develop your abilities to research, analyse and discuss the political and historical questions involved. The module aims to develop your skills in using primary and secondary data and sources when evaluating or contextualizing issues in Iranian history and culture.

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 key issues over a broad sweep of Iranian history
2. Explain confidently the significance of personalities and events within the range of the module
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Find, use and analyse secondary and primary data relevant to specific issue areas
4. Place issues discussed in a wider context and deploy critical arguments.
Personal and Key Skills5. Apply critical and analytical skills through readings, class discussions and presentations
6. Enhance your ability to undertake historical and political analysis.