Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2176: Spaces of Domination and Resistance in the Middle-East

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Spaces of Colonialism
  • Engineering the territory of the nation-state
  • Landscapes of development and neo-liberalism
  • Cityscapes
  • Heritages and Spaces of Memory
  • Geographies of mobilities and containment: beyond walls and camps
  • Tahrir square and Gezi park: resisting in the public spaces
  • A place called home: a private space of resistance?
  • Global warming and transformation of energy landscape
  • The construction and predation of nature in the Middle East

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

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity22Lecture (1 hour) followed by seminar (1 hour)
Guided Independent Study44Weekly reading (4 hours per week)
Guided Independent Study11Class Preparation (1 hour per week)
Guided Independent Study36Essay Preparation (20 hours reading+16 hours writing)
Guided Independent Study37Project Preparation (20 hours researching+ 17 hours preparing project/presentation/writing)

Online Resources

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