Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3091: Foreign Policy in the Middle East

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

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

1. MENA state relations with Colonial powers 

2. Cold War in the MENA region

3. MENA region after 1991: US Hegemony

4. Foreign Policy in a sub-system

5. Egypt: Pan Arabism to National Interest

6. Israel: Survival in a hostile neighbourhood

7. Iran: From American ally to Revolution exporter

8. Saudi Arabia: Ideologically motivated FP

9. Kuwait, Qatar and UAE: The Super Rentiers

10. Turkey: Introspective to Neo-Ottomanism

11. Tunisia: European looking and diversifying 

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 activity1111 x 1 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity1111 x 1 hour lectures
Guided independent study55Reading assignments, preparing responses for seminar questions and composing entries for online discussion forum
Guided independent study45Research and composition of essay
Guided independent study28Group research and preparation of student-led seminar

Online Resources

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