Requirement for BA in MMES track and successfully passed both History of Middle East 1500-present and Economies of the Middle East or premaster students. All other students must obtain permission of instructor.
This course is an advanced survey of ideology and politics in the Middle East, and their impact upon the societies in the region, now and in recent decades. It takes an historical approach and critically reviews the concepts and approaches developed in relation to Middle Eastern politics and societies. Such concepts include Ba’athism, Nasserism, Islamism, Salafism, neoliberalism, pluralism and sectarianism.
Students will acquire a good understanding of the political and social developments in the Middle East in the 20th and 21st century. They learn to contextualize major issues in the current politics of the region. They will learn how to engage with sources and literature in a critical manner.
Mode of instruction
- Seminar, with mandatory attendance.
Total course load 5 EC x 28 hours= 140 hours
Lectures: 2 × 13 = 26 hours
Study of compulsory literature and preparation exam: 74 hours
Assignment(s): 40 hours (to do reading, research, writing, and preparing presentation)
Blackboard will be used for:
- posting literature and information about the course.
Class attendance and preparation (25%)
In class exam with open questions (50%)
There is only a resit opportunity for the in class exam, which will count for 50%.
The course is an integrated whole. The in class exam and the assignments must be completed in the same academic year. No partial marks can be carried over into following years.
To be determined.
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