Arab and Islamic Studies Undergraduate Modules 2015-16

The modules in this section are applicable to students who will be studying them between September 2015 and August 2016.

If you wish to look at details for a module you studied in an earlier academic year please see undergraduate modules for other academic years.

If you intend to study one of these modules from September 2016 or later, you may refer to these descriptors as a guide; but please be aware that details they contain - including (but not limited to) reading lists, duration and assessments - may change for your academic year.

The module lists for levels two and three (second and third year) for September 2016 - August 2017 will be published here on 1st March 2016.

The module list for level one (first year) for September 2016 - August 2017 will be published here in August 2016.

Level One

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
ARA1009 History and Society in the Middle East 15 1
ARA1010 Politics and Economy of the Contemporary Middle East 15 2
ARA1013 Elementary Persian 15 1
ARA1015 Arabic for Beginners 30 1 and 2
ARA1016 Reading and Translation 15 2
ARA1018 Introduction to Islam 15 1
ARA1020 Elementary Persian 2 15 2
ARA1021 Introduction to Persian History and Culture 15 1
ARA1030 Introduction to Islamic Archaeology 15 2
ARA1031 Elementary Turkish I 15 1
ARA1032 Elementary Turkish II 15 2
ARA1033 Elementary Arabic Language 60 1 and 2
ARA1034 Elementary Indonesian 1 15 1
ARA1035 Elementary Indonesian 2 15 2
ARA1036 Histories of the Middle East, 600-1800 C.E. 15 1

Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
ARA2000 Year Abroad 120 1, 2 and 3
ARA2013 Religion and Politics in the Middle East: Literary Perspectives 15 2
ARA2118 Gender-Identity and Modernity in the Middle East 15 1
ARA2132 Islamic Law and Society 15 1
ARA2134 Ethnography of the Middle East 15 1
ARA2135 Conflict and Peace making Palestine/Israel 15 2
ARA2139 Intermediate Arabic Language II 30 1 and 2
ARA2141 Intermediate Persian 15 1
ARA2144 Reading Qur'anic Arabic 15 1
ARA2145 Sufism and Islamic Devotional Life 15 2
ARA2148 Arabic for Beginners II 30 1 and 2
ARA2150 Muslims in Britain 15 2
ARA2151 Intermediate Persian II 15 2
ARA2152 Persian Literature 15 2
ARA2160 Islamic Movements: From the Muslim Brothers to Al-Qa'ida 15 2
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 1
ARA2162 Political Economy of Development in the Middle East 15 2
ARA2166 Revolution, Reform or Status Quo 15 2
ARA2170 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 15 2
ARA2171 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 30 1
ARA2172 From Holy Text to Sex Manuals in Classical Arabic Literature 15 1

Level Three

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
ARA3042 Power, Identity and violence in the Muslim World 30 1 and 2
ARA3103 Advanced Arabic Language 30 1 and 2
ARA3106 Dissertation 30 1, 2 and 3
ARA3107 Politics of Semi-democratic and Authoritarian Countries 30 1 and 2
ARA3129 Nationalisms in the Middle East 15 2
ARA3138 Foundational Islamic Texts: Qur'an and Hadith 15 1
ARA3140 The Kurds: History and Politics 15 2
ARA3144 Advanced Persian Language I 15 1
ARA3145 Advanced Persian Language II 15 2
ARA3146 Iranian History, 1500 - the Present 15 1
ARA3149 Ethno-Politics: Theoretical Considerations and Case Studies 15 1
ARA3152 Folklore and Identity in the Middle East 15 1
ARA3155 Kurdish 3 (Sorani) Language and Literature 15 1 and 2
ARA3156 Kurdish 3 (Kurmanji) Language and Literature 15 1 and 2
ARA3158 Armed Islamist Movements: Jihadism and Beyond 15 2
ARA3159 The Orientalist Debate 15 1
ARA3160 Intermediate Arabic Language I 30 1 and 2
ARA3162 Britain in the Middle East, 1798-1977 15 2
ARA3163 Politics and Reform in the Gulf 15 2
ARA3189 The Orientalist Debate 30 1
ARA3197 The Arabian Nights: Perception and Reception 15 2