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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3159: The Orientalist Debate

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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:

  • Past Debates in Middle Eastern Studies
  • Intellectual sources of Orientalism
  • The Essence of the Arguments of Orientalism
  • The Counter Critique
  • Subaltern Studies and Post Colonialism
  • Orientalism in Art
  • Applications in Case Studies
  • Said's Palestine
  • Middle Eastern Studies in the 21st century
  • Future Prospects

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 Activity 22 11 x 2 hour classes. Students will need to complete all readings prior to class and be ready to participate. On some occasions students will be asked to make presentations.
Guided Independent Study64Reading and research
for assessments (32 hours)32Completing assignments
for assessments (32 hours)32Preparing for assessments

Online Resources

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