Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM215: Studying the Contemporary Middle East

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Week 1: Introduction to the module

Week 2: Benedict Anderson’s ‘Imagined Communities’

Week 3: Collective Memory in the Middle East

Week 4: Endangered Languages in the Middle East

Week 5:  Material Culture in the Middle East

Week 6:  Families and Selves : gendered Identity Construction

Week 7:  The Politics of Gender

Week 8:  Nationalism and Literature

Week 9: The Politics of Heritage

Week 10: Heritage in Conflict

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
22 128 0

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities22 hoursClassroom hours
Guided independent study128 hoursIndependent study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).


Other Learning Resources

The University libraries