Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM247: Rethinking Palestine: Critical Readings

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

It is anticipated that the module will cover some of the themes below:

  • Definitions: How can we define ‘Palestine Studies’ and (given the competing Zionist and Palestinian narrative of the country’s history and present realities)?
  • The impact of Edward Said’s critique on orientalism on the historiography of Palestine.
  • The impact of the “new history” in Israel on Palestine Studies.
  • The Impact of the settler colonial paradigm on Palestine Studies.
  • The new and recent developments in oral and interdisciplinary history on Palestine Studies.

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 activities111 hour initial group meeting; (4 x 1 hour) Engagement and discussion of readings, at times agreed directly with the tutor; (3 x 2 hour) meeting with course convenor and group in weeks 4, 8 and 11 of term; You will make a presentation to this group.
Guided Independent Study81Investigation of sources and research.
Guided Independent Study32Preparing and presenting the formative assessment and writing the final summative paper.
Guided Independent Study26Utilising major web-based resources

Online Resources

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

Other Learning Resources

  • Relevant Journals include: Journal of Palestine Studies, Holy Land and Palestine Studies, Settler Colonial Studies and Middle East Journal.