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

Postgraduate Course: Language and Society in the Middle East (IMES11005)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaIslamic and Middle Eastern Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe aim of this course is to examine the relationship between language and society and between language and power. Using examples from the Middle East, the course analyses language as an instrument of control, persuasion, and coercive power, as well as a form of social and political action. The course also explores how states represent themselves through discourses that serve to transform existing realities, for example through naming and unnaming people, streets, and monuments.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Course booklet - 4
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
In addition to becoming familiar with the growing body of material on language usage and its social and political contexts, student presentations will encourage development of organisational, analytical and presentational skills.
Assessment Information
One essay of 2,500 words.
One 2-hour examination.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiser Course secretaryMrs Rhona Hajcman
Tel: (0131 6)51 3846
Email: Rhona.Hajcman@ed.ac.uk
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