Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA2028: Islamist Movements: From the Muslim Brothers to the Islamic State
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
How this Module is Assessed
In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.
A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Individual oral presentation||15 minutes||1-7||Verbal feedback|
|Act as a discussant in one other presentation||15 minutes||1-6||Verbal feedback|
A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Academic Policy Brief or Opinion Op-Ed Article||40||1,200 words||1-7||Written feedback|
|Analytical Essay||55||2,000 words||1-7||Written feedback|
|Seminar Attendance (including presentation and participation in the discussions)||5||11 seminars||1-7||Oral/written feedback (PTA)|
Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Academic Policy Brief or Opinion Op-Ed Article||Policy Brief or Academic Opinion Op-Ed article (1,200 words)||1-7||August/September reassessment period|
|Analytical Essay||Analytical Essay (2,000 words)||1-7||August/September reassessment period|
|Seminar Attendance||Presentation material sent to the seminar teacher (800 words)||1-7||August/September reassessment period|
In case a student misses most of the seminars and is unable to present, they will be able to send the material they would have used in the class setting for the seminar teacher to evaluate.