Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3140: The Kurds: History and Politics

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, an example of a syllabus is as follows:


1: An introduction to the history of the Kurds (pre-modern and modern history) 
2: The Kurds between two empires (the Ottomans and the Safavids) 
3: The first World War and the Kurds 
4: The Kurds of Iran 
5: The Kurds of Iraq 
6: The Kurds of Turkey 
7: The Kurds of Syria 
8: Kurdish nationalism and the question of identity 
9:  The Kurds of Diaspora 
10: The future of the Kurds 
11: Review

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 activity22Weekly – 1 hour lecture and 1 hour seminar
Guided Independent study128

Online Resources

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