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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3158: Armed Islamist Movements: Jihadism and Beyond

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

  • Islamism and Political Violence: Introduction and Theories
  • Jihadism: Historical Roots and Ideological Versions
  • National Jihadism in Egypt and Libya
  • Pragmatic Jihadism? Ballots and Bullets in Algeria and Tajikistan
  • Global Jihadism: Between al-Qa’ida Central and al-Qa’ida Franchise
  • Jihadism in the United Kingdom and Europe
  • Armed Islamism and Colonialism: Hamas and Hizbullah
  • Armed Islamism and Secession: The Case of Chechnya
  • Afghanistan and the Endless Jihad
  • The De-Radicalization of Jihadists
  • Conclusion and Revisions

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 22The module will consist of lectures, seminars and student presentations. Each two-hourly seminar will commence with a student presentation(s), followed by a class discussion about the assigned topic, and will conclude with a lecture on the topic for the following week.
Guided Independent study38Weekly reading for seminars
Guided Independent study18Preparing seminar presentation
Guided Independent study66Researching and writing op-ed and essay
Guided Independent study6Web-based activities

Online Resources

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