Undergraduate Module Descriptor


ARA2171: A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level5
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Marc Jones ()

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

The module offers you a broad history of the modern Middle East, ranging geographically from North Africa to Iran, and chronologically, from the last days of the Ottoman Empire to the Arab Spring. It has a special focus on the theme of empire, exploring indigenous empires, the nature of European imperialism in the region, and debates on neo- and post-colonialism in the contemporary Arab and Persian world. It deploys a range of types of history – social, political, economic religious, intellectual, gender – and looks at a very wide range of primary and secondary sources, including films, artworks, archive collections and electronic media.

Module created

06/03/2014

Last revised

25/06/2015