Postgraduate Course: Critical Readings in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES11044)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course provides an interdisciplinary, historically wide-ranging, and thematically diverse introduction to the field of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. It will be structured around a close and critical reading of primary and secondary texts on a range of relevant subjects. It will be team-taught and engage with the interests of the members of the department which include Islamic history, Arabic literature, Islamic thought, Middle Eastern historiography, modern Middle Eastern history and politics.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 19,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Main Essay (3000 words)(65%);
Minor assignment (1500 words) (25%);
Written up presentation (500 words) (10%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of issues in the history, politics and culture of the Middle East and the Islamic World.
- Identify and analyze critically past and current conventional wisdoms in the field of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.
- Display practical awareness of key problems of current research interest across a variety of the field's sub-disciplines.
- Show an advanced knowledge of the shortcomings and advantages of different methodological approaches on offer across the field.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Andrew Newman
Tel: (0131 6)50 4178
|Course secretary||Mrs Alisa Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4465