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IR4606   Propaganda, Persuasion and Information War in the Middle East

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm Fri

This module aims to introduce students to the ways in which great powers, regional powers and regional non-state actors have used propaganda and strategic communications to advance their interests in the Middle East region. The focus will be on events since the turn of the millennium, but the module will go back to the mid-twentieth century to discuss the development of regional media and propaganda. The module will also focus on teaching students to critically analyse specific media and propaganda texts.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1-hour lectures (x 11 weeks) and 1-hour tutorials (x 10 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 21

Guided independent study hours: 270

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr G Ramsay