Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3043: From "Home Lands" to "Host States": Migration, Displacement and Diaspora in the Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

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.            Dispossession and Social Cohesion in the Late Ottoman Period: Distinct Cultures and Separate Communities


2.            Dismemberment of the Empire and the dispossession and involuntary migration of Muslim communities


3.            The departure of Christians Protected minorities


4.            The Palestinians: Eviction, exodus and temporality


5.            The Kurds: Dispossession, recognition and abandonment


6.            Labour migration in the Arab world


7.            Migration Diasporas and the Arab Spring


8.            Iraq’s Exiles: No durable solutions


9.            Syria from a state of refuge to a state of refugees


10.          The Politics of Migrants, Refugees, and Diasporas in the Middle East

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 Activities2211x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study68Reading for seminars
Guided Independent Study60Completion of course work

Online Resources

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