Arab and Islamic Studies Undergraduate Modules 2017-18

The modules in this section are only applicable to students who will be studying them between September 2017 and August 2018.

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 2018 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 list for September 2018 - August 2019 will be published here in March 2018 (exact date to be confirmed).

Level One

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
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 2
ARA1026 Kurdish 1 Kurmanji 15 1 and 2
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
ARA1033A Elementary Arabic Language I 30 1
ARA1033B Elementary Arabic Language II 30 1
ARA1036 Histories of the Middle East, 600-1800 C.E. 15 1

Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
ARA2000 Year Abroad 120 3
ARA2010 Work Placement 30 2 and 3
ARA2011 Year Abroad Arabic Media Project 30 1 and 2
ARA2012 Year Abroad 1 and 2
ARA2014 Regions and Empires in Islamic Archaeology 15 1
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
ARA2146 Islamic Theological Traditions 15 2
ARA2148 Arabic for Beginners II 30 1 and 2
ARA2150 Muslims in Britain 15 2
ARA2151 Intermediate Persian II 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 2
ARA2173 Living and Communicating in the Arab World 3

Level Three

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
ARA3041 War, Violence and Revolution in the Middle East, 1800-2013 30 2
ARA3103 Advanced Arabic Language 30 1 and 2
ARA3106 Dissertation 30 1, 2 and 3
ARA3129 Nationalisms in the Middle East 15 1
ARA3136 The History and Political Development of Iraq 15 2
ARA3138 Foundational Islamic Texts: Qur'an and Hadith 15 1
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 2
ARA3152 Folklore and Identity in the Middle East 15 1
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
ARA3165 Advanced Turkish Language I 15 1
ARA3189 The Orientalist Debate 30 1
ARA3190 Intermediate Arabic Language 30 1 and 2
ARA3195 Islam Contested: Faith, Thought and Politics in the Contemporary World 30 2
ARA3196 Independent Research 30 3
ARA3197 The Arabian Nights: Perception and Reception 15 2
ARA3200 Gender, Sexuality and Violence in Palestine/Israel 15 1

College Modules

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
SSI2001 Learning from Work Experience in Social Sciences 15 1 and 2
SSI2002 Data Analysis in the Workplace 15 1
SSI3017 Learning from Work Experience in the Social Sciences 15 1 and 2
SSI3018 Work Experience Abroad 120 1, 2 and 3
SSI3999 One Year study abroad 120 1 and 2
SSIM900 Contemporary Debates in Security, Conflict and Justice 15
SSIM903 Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design 15 2
SSIM904 Research Design Methods & Skills for AQM 15 2
SSIM905 Mathematics and Programming Skills for Social Scientists 15 2
SSIM906 Quantitative Dissertation 45 2 and 3
SSIM907 Policy Analytics: Dissertation or Research Consultancy Project 60 1 and 2