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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM131: Nationalisms in the Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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: 

What is a Nation?

Ethnosymbolism and Nationalism

Zionism and Israeli Nationalism

Colonialism and Nationalism

Algerian Nationalism

Modernity and Nationalism

Turkish Nationalism

Religion and Nationalism

Egyptian Nationalism

Iranian Nationalism

War and Nationalism Nationalism


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 Activities33Classroom hours (11x2 hour seminars and 11x1 hour weekly tutorials)
Guided independent study46Preparation and writing of summative essay
Guided independent study51Reading for each class
Guided Independent Study20Preparing presentations for each class

Online Resources

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