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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3198: European and US Democracy Assistance in the Middle East and North Africa

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

The module aims to provide you with an understanding of the subject of European and US democracy promotion in the Middle East and North Africa. The course makes use of various books, practitioner reports and policy papers on European and US democracy promotion, all of which are both theoretical and empirical in nature. You will gain the skills to discuss the topic both in a country specific and a theoretical setting. A final aim is to provide you with a level of knowledge that allows you to discuss the topic of European and US democracy promotion and the state of democracy, not only in the selected cases, but across the Middle East and North Africa.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of key issues in the debate on European and US democracy promotion, including international relations and development studies
2. demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the state of democracy in the Middle East, not only at the regional level, but also in individual cases.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. find, use and analyze secondary and primary data relevant to specific issue areas, particularly Middle Eastern current affairs.
4. place issues discussed in a wider context and deploy critical arguments relevant to the field of Middle East politics and international relations.
Personal and Key Skills5. demonstrate critical and analytical skills through readings, class/group discussions and presentations
6. exhibit your ability to undertake political analysis at an advanced level