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IR3303 The Arab - Israeli Conflict

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:11.00 am or 12.00 noon Tue

This module is a primer for all students wishing to explore the complexities of the ArabIsraeli conflict from its origins to its recent evolution. The module analyses local, regional and international dimensions of the conflict, drawing upon historical and critical frameworks. The module addresses the themes of war, secular and religious ideologies, and the importance of history, identity and discourse in the conflict.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for International Relations, Middle East Studies and BA (Intl Hons) International Relations

UG Pre-requisite(s):IR2005 and IR2006
UG Anti-requisite(s):IR4605

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 lecture (x 11 weeks), 1 tutorial (x 10 weeks)
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 23
  • Guided independent study: 270

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 40%
  • Practical examinations: 10%
  • Coursework: 50%
UG As used by St Andrews:3-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr J Gani
Module teaching staff:Dr J Gani