Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3041: War, Violence and Revolution in the Middle East, 1800-2013

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

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Submission of detailed essay plans1000 words1, 5, 6, 8Tutorials in and outside class.

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
80020

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Essay503000 words1-8Written and oral
Group presentation 1 1010-15 minutes1, 4, 8Oral, in class
Group presentation 21010-15 minutes1, 4, 8Oral, in class
Reaction note 1151000 words1-7Written
Reaction note 2151000 words1-7Written
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Re-assessment

Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Essays Essay (3,000 words)1-8August/September reassessment period
Group presentation 1Written summary of presentation (500 words)1, 4, 8August/September assessment period
Group presentation 2Written summary of presentation (500 words)1, 4, 8August/September assessment period
Reaction note 1Mini-essay (500 words)1-7August/September assessment period
Reaction note 2Mini-essay (500 words)1-7August/September assessment period

Re-assessment notes

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES– Where you have been deferred/referred for a group presentation, you will complete a written summary of   the relevant presentation. This will constitute 10% of the module. Where you have been referred / deferred for a reaction note, you will have to complete a mini-essay to cover the same content and test similar skills to the reaction note. This will constitute 15% of the module. Where you have been referred / deferred for the essay, you will have the opportunity to complete a second essay in the August/September re-assessment period. This will constitute 50% of the module.