Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM247: Rethinking Palestine: Critical Readings

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

The primary aim of this module is to acquaint you with core texts of Palestine studies and to help you read them critically, developing research skills that allow you to investigate topics and readings that may be of use in constructing a viable dissertation and to develop key disciplinary skills that may contribute to the wider MA programme. This module may not be used for direct research on individual MA dissertation topics; however, it may be used to explore topics of wider interest for a dissertation. For example, you may wish to develop your knowledge of specific subjects, which are not fully explored elsewhere in the curriculum, or to read specific texts (such as literary texts) with critical discussion.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate an advanced knowledge of core texts in Palestine studies and the development of this field of study;
2. demonstrate an advanced and critical knowledge of the texts you have chosen.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. demonstrate analytically how to contextualize the readings, theories and approaches within the wider field of Palestine Studies specifically and Middle East and Islamic Studies more broadly;
4. undertake research effectively, construct a bibliography and ground one's research within the field of Palestine Studies;
Personal and Key Skills5. demonstrate understanding and analysis of research undertaken, in oral and written forms;
6. demonstrate the absorption, critical analysis of readings and approaches undertaken.