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ATS3580: The modern Middle East

Faculty of Arts

The modern Middle East

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This unit examines the history of the Modern Middle East encompassing both the Arab and the non-Arab worlds. The politics, culture, and development of key countries will be analysed. Regional relationships and conflicts will be examined, including the Gulf Conflict, the Lebanon War, and the Arab-Israel conflict. The implications for wider international politics will also be considered.


1 - Participation - 10% 2 - Quiz/Quizzes - 10% 3 - Research Proposal - 25% 4 - Essay - 40% 5 - Final Take Home Assessment - 15%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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