Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA2162: Political Economy of Development in the Middle East
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
How this Module is Assessed
In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.
A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Class discussion||During lectures and seminars||1-6, 8,9||Direct feedback in seminar|
A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Group presentation (x2)||50||15-20 minutes + 1000 word document summarizing main points (1 document per group)||1-9||Written|
Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Group presentation (x2)||Presentation to module convenor. See re-assessment note below.||1-9||August/Sept re-assessment period|
|Essay||Essay (2500 words)||1-7, 9||August/Sept re-assessment period|
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES – For the purposes of re-assessment, the number of presentations depends on how many were missed (i.e. 2 presentations missed means 2 separate presentations that must be re-assessed). If it is an individual rather than a group who needs to undertake a re-assessed presentation, then the presentation should be 7-10 minutes in length (rather than 15-20 minutes) and the document summarizing the main points should be 500 words (rather than 1000 words).