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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Undergraduate Course: Modern Middle Eastern History 1 (IMES08014)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaIslamic and Middle Eastern Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is an introduction to the political, economic, social and cultural history of the Middle East from 1800-present. The first semester, covers the precolonial Ottoman empire, colonial rule and the rise of nationalism until national independence after the Second World War. The second semester, covers subsequent challenges and transformations from nationalism, statism and socialism to neoliberal globalization.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Course Guide 3
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1) Basic understanding of Middle Eastern history 1800-present

2) Enhanced ability to pose meaningful historical questions and to critically evaluate them.

3) Improved skills in research and written and oral presentation.
Assessment Information
Examination: two 2 hour exams (55%)
Coursework:
two essays of 2000 words (30%)
two mid-semester tests (10%)
tutorial participation (5%)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Anthony Gorman
Tel: (0131 6)50 4183
Email: Anthony.Gorman@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Rhona Hajcman
Tel: (0131 6)51 3846
Email: Rhona.Hajcman@ed.ac.uk
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