Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA3136: The History and Political Development of Iraq
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Allan Hassaniyan (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This module will introduce you to the history and political development of Iraq, and will encourage you to critically examine Iraq’s history and politics. The module is structured around main periods and themes of Iraq’s history since the beginning of the 20th century. It particularly considers issues of state-building, political structures, nationalism and identity, political economy, regional relations, and international relations, Saddam Hussein’s rule and the post-2003 reconstruction.
This module is suitable for specialist and non-specialist alike. No prior knowledge is required.