Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA2166: Revolution, Reform or Status Quo
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
Introduction: The persistence of authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa
Tunisia. Ben Ali’s regime and its demise: A facelift or profound change?
Algeria. The bloodshed of the 1990s and the merits of authoritarianism
Morocco. The monarchy as a guarantor of stability: Domestic and international perspectives
Egypt. The 2010 elections and their aftermath: The end of the line for the Mubarak family?
Libya. Qadhafi and the War on Terror: Lessons on how to stay in power
Sudan. The reign of Omar al-Bashir and the secession of the south
Pacts or revolutions? Theories of regime change
Debating the pros and cons of regime change
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||22||Teaching will take the form of seminars and brief lectures. Each week's class will begin with student presentations, followed by a seminar organized around the discussion of the theme of the week. The discussion will make reference to the presentations, the texts read at home, the formative reaction paper for the week, and current events, which students are expected to keep up to date with. At the end of each week's class, there will be a short lecture by the module convenor to ensure that all material has been covered fully...|
|Guided independent study||128||A variety of independent study activities directed by your module leader|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
Other Learning Resources
Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the various libraries.