Postgraduate Course: Critical Readings in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES11044)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|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.
THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS ON AN IMES PROGRAMME WITHIN LLC.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Analyse and explain key issues in the history, politics and culture of the Middle East and the Islamic World.
- Critically evaluate primary and secondary sources on these issues.
- Identify and assess past and current conventional wisdoms in the field of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, including key problems of current research interests across its sub-disciplines.
- Explain the advantages and shortcomings of different methodological approaches on offer across the field.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Elvire Corboz
|Course secretary||Ms Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618