Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1038: Religious Minorities of the Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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:

  • What is Religious Literacy?
  • Late Antiquity and the Rise of New Religions
  • Islam and After
  • Religious Conflict in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Christian Groups
  • Non Christian Groups (Yezidis, Yaresanis, Alevis, Druze, Mandaeans)
  • Project Workshops
  • Project Presentations

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 activities99 x 1 hour lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities99 x 1 hour seminars
Scheduled learning and teaching activities42 x project preparation workshops
Guided independent study128Private study or teamwork

Online Resources

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

The Worlds of Mandaean Priests: mandaeanpriests.exeter.ac.uk

The Yezidi photo archive: Yezidiphotoarchive.com