Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3158: Armed Islamist Movements: Jihadism and Beyond

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Islamism and Political Violence: Introduction and Theories
Jihadism: Historical Roots and Ideological Versions
National Jihadism in Egypt and Libya
Pragmatic Jihadism? Ballots and Bullets in Algeria and Tajikistan
Global Jihadism: Between al-Qa’ida Central and al-Qa’ida Franchise
Jihadism in the United Kingdom and Europe

Armed Islamism and Colonialism: Hamas and Hizbullah
Armed Islamism and Secession: The Case of Chechnya
Afghanistan and the Endless Jihad
The De-Radicalization of Jihadists
Conclusion and Revisions

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 activity 22The module will consist of lectures, seminars and student presentations. Each two-hourly seminar will commence with a student presentation(s), followed by a class discussion about the assigned topic, and will conclude with a lecture on the topic for the following week.
Guided Independent study38Weekly reading for seminars
Guided Independent study18Preparing seminar presentation
Guided Independent study64Researching and writing op-ed and essay
Guided Independent study6Web-based activities

Online Resources

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