Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM215: Studying the Contemporary Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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
Group and class discussions assessedThroughout weekly seminar discussions1,4,5,6Verbal
Reaction papersWeekly (only the THREE best count towards the final mark, the 6 others are assessed yet dont count towards the final mark)1-7Written
PresentationOnce, during the essay workshop1-7Verbal

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
10000

...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
Essay502,000 words 1-7Written feedback
Reaction papers509 x 500 word papers (of which the best THREE are assessed)1, 5-7Written feedback
0
0
0
0

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
EssayEssay (2,000 words)1-7August/September reassessment period
Reaction papersThree reaction papers (500 words each)1, 5-7August/September reassessment period