Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3189: The Orientalist Debate

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

It is envisaged that the syllabus will include the following topics in the following order although precise content and order may vary.

  • Past Debates in Middle Eastern Studies
  • Intellectual sources of Orientalism
  • The Essence of the Arguments of Orientalism
  • The Counter Critique
  • Subaltern Studies and Post Colonialism
  • Orientalism in Art
  • Applications in Case Studies
  • Said’s Palestine
  • Middle Eastern Studies in the 21st century
  • Future Prospects

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
222780

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities2211 x 2 hour classes. Students will need to complete all readings prior to class and be ready to participate. On some occasions students will be asked to make presentations.
Guided independent study130Reading and research.
Guided independent study74Completing assignments.
Guided independent study74Preparing for assessments.

Online Resources

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