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MO3582   Revolution and Resistance in the 20th Century Middle East

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: See

This course will provide a survey of the long 20th century in the Middle East through the lens of protest movements which have developed across the region. It will initially introduce a thorough theoretical framework for the study of protest movements, and then proceed to analyse case studies ranging from the Urabi revolt against British rule in the 1880s Egypt through to the present-day Arab Spring protests. The purpose is to acquaint students with instances of severe tension and crises between state and society which have had decisive impact in the shaping of the contemporary Middle East.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 60 credits from {MO1007, MO1008, MO2008, HI2001, MH2002}

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar, plus 1 office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

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

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr S Randjbar-Daemi
Module teaching staff: Dr S Randjbar-Daemi