Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA3163: Politics and Reform in the Gulf
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 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||Weekly, during lectures||1-5, 7-9||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|
|Essay||50||2500 words||1-9||Written feedback|
|Group presentation 1||25||20 minutes + 2 page document summarising main points||1-9||Direct feedback in seminar and written feedback|
|Group presentation 2||25||20 minutes + 2 page document summarising main points||1-9||Direct feedback in seminar and written feedback|
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|
|Essay||Essay (2,500 words)||1-9||August/September reassessment period|
|Group presentation 1||Individual presentation to module convenor||1-9||August/September reassessment period|
|Group presentation 2||Individual presentation to module convenor||1-9||August/September reassessment period|