Postgraduate Course: Contemporary Issues in Middle East Politics (PGSP11578)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Contemporary Issues in Middle East Politics provides in-depth analysis of politics and/or international relations in the Middle East as it relates to a particular state or issue of contemporary importance.
The course will be taught as a weekly two-hour seminar discussion based on set readings. In-class activities will vary, but may include lecture, open discussions, small group activities or presentations. Students will evidence achievement of learning outcomes through their participation in class as well as completion of the written assessments.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary debates in a Middle East issue or case study, from both a theoretical and empirical perspective
- Students will have critical and detailed knowledge of specific areas and issues in relation to a Middle East issue or case study
- Critically engage with key explanatory theories, concepts, institutions and issues in the study of a Middle East issue or case study
- Have advanced ability to communicate complex issues in contemporary in Middle East politics
- Demonstrate advanced critical thinking, reflection and debate on relevant contemporary issues in Middle East politics
|These will depend on the country being taught|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||1. Critical thinking, analytical and reading skills will be developed by deep engagement with the assigned readings
2. Advanced research skills will be developed by identifying and consulting with a wide range of sources in preparing the research paper
3. Effective written and oral communication skills will be developed by completing the assessments and class participation.
|Course organiser||Dr Ewan Stein
Tel: (0131 6)50 4264
|Course secretary||Mrs Casey Behringer
Tel: (0131 6)50 2456