Undergraduate Course: Modern Middle Eastern History B: Postwar Independence and Conflict (IMES08037)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is an introduction to the political, economic, social and cultural history of the Middle East from 1950 to the present. It covers the coming to independence of nation-states in the region after the Second World War and examines the subsequent domestic and regional conflicts, ranging from nationalism, statism and socialism to Islamism and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
This course examines the history of the Middle East over the period from the end of World War II until the present, exploring the impact of nationalism, socialism, and Islamism on the development of the state, the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the challenges of the Arab Spring.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 21,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1800-word essay 40%,
seminar participation 15%,
1200-word time-limited assignment 45%.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify, describe and explain trends and events in the Middle East of the period c.1950 to the present.
- Identify, critique and interrogate the secondary literature relating to that period
- Incorporate primary sources in translation into analyses of trends and events in the period in question.
- Participate effectively in informed debates and present arguments in a variety of formats both written and oral form.
- Critique academic methodologies.
|William L. Cleveland and Martin Bunton, A History of the Modern Middle East, 6th ed., Boulder: Westview, 2016. |
Mark Gasiorowski and Sean L. Yom (eds), The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa, 8th ed., Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 2002.
Pappé, Ilan, The Modern Middle East, A Social and Cultural History, 3rd ed., London & New York: Routledge, 2014.
Malcolm Yapp, The Making of the Modern Middle East 1798-1923, London: Longman, 1987.
____________, The Near East since the First World War, 2nd edit., London: Longman, 1996.
Erik J. Zürcher, Turkey, A Modern History, 3rd ed., London: IB Tauris, 2004.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
|Keywords||IMES MMEH B
|Course organiser||Dr Anthony Gorman
Tel: (0131 6)50 4183
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161