Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA2118: Gender-Identity and Modernity in the Middle East
This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.
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 Gender in the Middle East & North Africa
Representations: The Legacy of Orientalism & Colonialism
Islam, Patriarchy &‘Tradition’
Gendered Nationalisms & Nation-building Projects
The 'Woman Question' & the State: Citizenship, Modernization & Reform
Intimate Politics: Social Relations & Identity Constructions
Exploring Middle East Masculinities
Gender, Sexuality & Power: From ‘Honour Crimes’ to Queer Politics
War & Conflict: Gendering Violence & Peace in the Middle East
Refugees, Migration & Diaspora
Women’s Movements in the Middle East: Historical Roots & Contemporary Routes
Secular & Religious Feminisms: Different Strategies, Common Aims?
Gendering New Media & the Public Sphere in the Middle East
‘The Uprisings will be Gendered’: Political Protest, Transition & Transformation
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||11 x 2 hour seminars.|
|Guided Independent study||44||Weekly reading (4 hours per week)|
|Guided Independent study||11||Class/seminar prep (1 hour per week)|
|Guided Independent study||38||Project (23 hours researching/coordinating, 15 hours writing/preparing presentation)|
|Guided Independent study||35||Essay (20 hours reading, 15 hours writing)|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
Material will be posted on the Online Learning System and discussion lists will be created.
Other Learning Resources
Videos/films, TV programmes, online materials (news sites, websites/blogs, social media), images, music, memoirs.