Arab and Islamic Studies Undergraduate Modules 2016-17

The modules in this list are only applicable to students who will be studying them between September 2016 and August 2017.

If you intend to commence your study during the 2016-17 academic year

This list is provided as a likely indicator of modules available to you during your degree, but it is subject to change, and the level one (first year) list will not be complete until August 2016.

Prior to this date, if you would like to gain a better idea of the possible range of modules, you may wish to refer to the list of undergraduate Arab and Islamic Studies modules for 2015-16 as a general guide.

If you intend to study one of these modules from September 2017 or later

You may refer to the descriptors listed below 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, and we cannot guarantee that a module available in any academic year will continue to be available in subsequent years.

The modules for September 2017 - August 2018 will begin to be listed here in March 2017 (exact date to be confirmed).

If you are a previous or current student...

...and you are looking for the descriptor of a module you studied in an academic year prior to 2016-17, please see undergraduate modules for current students.

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
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
ARA2009 Living and Communicating in the Arab World 30
ARA2010 Work Placement 30 2 and 3
ARA2011 Year Abroad Arabic Media Project 30 1 and 2
ARA2012 Year Abroad 30 1 and 2
ARA2013 Religion and Politics in the Middle East: Literary Perspectives 15 2
ARA2118 Gender-Identity and Modernity in the Middle East 15 1
ARA2122 Themes in Modern Arabic Poetry 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
ARA2160 Islamic Movements: From the Muslim Brothers to Al-Qa'ida 15 1
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 1
ARA2162 Political Economy of Development in the Middle East 15 2
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
ARA2172 From Holy Text to Sex Manuals in Classical Arabic Literature 15 1

Level Three

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
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 1
ARA3136 The History and Political Development of Iraq 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
ARA3146 Iranian History, 1500 - the Present 15 2
ARA3149 Ethno-Politics: Theoretical Considerations and Case Studies 15 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
ARA3185 EU and US Democracy Promotion in the Middle East and North Africa 30 1 and 2
ARA3189 The Orientalist Debate 30 1
ARA3197 The Arabian Nights: Perception and Reception 15 2

College Modules

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
SSI2001 Learning from Work Experience in Social Sciences 15 2
SSI2002 Data Analysis in the Workplace 15 1
SSI3999 One Year study abroad 120 1 and 2