Postgraduate Module Descriptor
ARAM219: The Palestine Question: Past and Present
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
This module aims to introduce you to one of the most important issue in the politics of the region and in the world at large. In doing so, it aims to enable you to understand the ways in which the scholarly debate on this issue has developed and how can the production of academic knowledge help to understand better the origins of the conflict in Israel and Palestine and the possible scenarios about its future.
It will also introduce you to the intriguing world of power and knowledge. You will acquaint yourself with recent theoretical and conceptual insights into this question that underpins every area of scholarly inquiry.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Understand the nature and importance of the scholarly research on topical issues at the top of the international agenda. |
2. Reflect critically on the scholarly research on the Palestine Question
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. Analyse and identify the role of narratives in scholarly studies of the Middle East |
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the interdisciplinary methods upon which Area Studies and Middle East Studies are based;
5. Understand the strengths and weaknesses of a scholarly treatment of a topical issue such as the Arab-Israeli conflict.
|Personal and Key Skills||6. Demonstrate close reading, critical and analytical skills through readings, class discussions and presentations|
7. Organise data effectively to produce a coherent argument to a deadline, both orally and in writing.