Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM100: The Making of the Modern Gulf

This module descriptor refers to the 2012/3 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr James Onley (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

ARAM100 provides an in-depth historical understanding of Gulf Arab countries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It examines key issues in the politics and society of the region before the discovery of oil and focuses on different processes of state formation which affected the area in the 20th century. It is designed to highlight the multi-faceted nature of Gulf polities, and to provide a continuity/change perspective on themes of regional unity versus political fragmentation. It also aims at a critical understanding of past and present historiography on the region. This is a compulsory module for the MA in Gulf Studies.

Module created

01/10/2005

Last revised

22/08/2012