Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2161: The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

This module covers the major Islamist movements in the Middle East and Central Asia. Its aim is to explore the behaviour of these movements, understand their ideologies, and compare their similarities and differences in a cross-regional setting. The module will also address the causes and the political consequences of the rise of Islamist movements in the Muslim-majority states.

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. understand the role of historical narratives in regional and national conflicts
2. demonstrate critical familiarity with current historiosophical and historiographical debates about the past;
3. recognise how crucial is the historical narrative in informing the positions of the elites and people involved in the never ending conflict in Israel and Palestine
Discipline-Specific Skills4. deconstruct historical writing within a historiographical context;
5. discuss the works of the professional historiography on both sides within a wider theoretical context
6. demonstrate acumen in the various methodologies and how the impact historiography
Personal and Key Skills7. demonstrate critical and analytical skills through readings, class discussions and presentations
8. contextualise case studies within wider theoretical discussions