There are no requirements for this course
This course will investigate the history of Western exploration of the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in particular the lands connected with the Bible. The course will range broadly from early encounters in the Hellenistic period all the way to the 21st century. The perspective of the course itself will also be a matter of investigation and the Western Gaze on the Middle East is not taken as unmarked or for granted.
Knowledge and Insight
An understanding of European and Western interactio with the coast of the Eastern Mediterranean (aka the Levant)
Understanding of the complexities and pitfalls of that interaction, especially in the age of colonialism
An understanding of the history and effects of Orientalism and related phenomena
Students will gain the ability to
Place interactions between the Western scholars and the Levant into their historical and political contexts
Reflect critically and with self-reflection on such interaction
The timetables are available through My Timetable.
Mode of instruction
Please indicate here how the course is assessed.
- Essay Proposal
- Analysis and marking of short chatGPT generated essay
- 5,000 word essay
20% Analysis and marking of short chatGPT generated essay
60% 5,000 word essay
If the essay is not passed, a new attempt can be made at the following normal faculty deadline
Inspection and feedback
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
A reading list will be made available on the course’s brightspace site.
Registration À la carte education, Contract teaching and Exchange
Information for those interested in taking this course in context of À la carte education (without taking examinations), eg. about costs, registration and conditions.
Information for those interested in taking this course in context of Contract teaching (with taking examinations), eg. about costs, registration and conditions.
For the registration of exchange students contact Humanities International Office.
For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.
For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: [Naam Onderwijsadministratie](link naar contactgegevens OA)