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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM215: Studying the Contemporary Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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 Languages Uses: Sociolinguistics of the Middle East

Studying Languages Uses: Language Planning and Nationalism

Literature and the Nation

Postcolonial Theory and Literature

Studying Gender: Intimacy, Selves & Social Relations

Studying Gender: Nation, State, and Geopolitics

Representing the Past: Memory Issues and Studies  

Representing the Past: The Politics of Heritage

Issues in the Study of Material Culture in the Middle-East

Essay Workshop

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 Activities22 hoursClassroom hours (usually 1 hour lecture, 1 hour seminar)
Guided independent study128 hoursIndependent study (independent reading and research, writing up of reaction papers and essay)

Online Resources

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


Other Learning Resources

The University libraries