Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POL3175: Nationalisms in the Middle East

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

Overview

NQF Level6
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Jonathan Githens-Mazer (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module examines theories of nationalism (particularly modernism, perennialism and ethnosymbolist approaches to nationalism), and will enable students to independently interpet and explain the emergence of nationalism, nations, and national identity across cases in the Middle East and North Africa. While providing some theoretical orientation and critique of explanations that are either entirely reliant on the idea of the state, or approaches that emphasise pre-state identities as constitiuting bases for nationalism, the course will ultimately help students to understand the complex interplay of identities, social structures and politics in their ultimate expression as nations and nationalisms.

Module created

01/10/2005

Last revised

30/11/2013