Arab and Islamic Studies Undergraduate Modules 2018-19

The module details in this section are only applicable to students who will be studying them between September 2018 and August 2019.

If you wish to look at details of 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 2019 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.

Notes

  • The module list for Level One is currently incomplete; this will be finalised in August 2018.
  • The next compiled module list for the September 2019 - August 2020 academic year will be published here in March 2019 (exact date to be confirmed).

Information for Inbound Exchange Students

Please note that if you are an inbound study abroad student studying in Exeter or Penryn for one semester only you can only choose from modules that are running in either Term 1 or Term 2. You are not able to choose modules that run in Terms '1 and 2' as these modules run for the full year.

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
ARA1030 Introduction to Islamic Archaeology 15 2
ARA1031 Elementary Turkish I 15 1
ARA1032 Elementary Turkish II 15 2
ARA1033A Elementary Arabic Language I 30 1
ARA1033B Elementary Arabic Language II 30 2
ARA1036 Histories of the Middle East, 600-1800 C.E. 15 1

Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
ARA2001 From Holy Text to Sex Manuals in the Medieval Middle East 15 1
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
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 1
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 1
ARA2164 Intermediate Turkish I 15 1
ARA2165 Intermediate Turkish II 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
ARA2174 Year Abroad with Work Placement 120 1 and 2

Level Three

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
ARA3041 War, Violence and Revolution in the Middle East, 1800-2013 30 2
ARA3043 From "Home Lands" to "Host States": Migration, Displacement and Diaspora in the Middle East 15 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
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
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 1
ARA3166 Advanced Turkish Language II 15 2
ARA3189 The Orientalist Debate 30 1
ARA3190 Intermediate Arabic Language 30 1 and 2
ARA3196 Independent Research 30 3
ARA3200 Gender, Sexuality and Violence in Palestine/Israel 15 2

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 2
SSI3017 Learning from Work Experience in the Social Sciences 15 1 and 2
SSI3999 One Year study abroad 120 1 and 2
SSIM908 Directed Practical Study: Agriculture and Food 30 1 and 2
SSIM909 Dissertation in Food Studies 60 3