INRL20110 Intro to Middle East Politics

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module introduces students to the emergence of the modern Middle East and key approaches to political life of the region. The first part of the module addresses broad historical background. The second part of the module examines a number of contemporary issues such as political economy, gender , political Islam and regional conflict. The module concludes with an exploration of recent changes in the politics of the region.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On the successful completion of this module, students should:

- Have an understanding of how the modern Middle East came into existence
- Be familiar with current debates on key themes in the politics of the Middle East
- Have an understanding of contemporary issues in the politics of the Middle East
- Be able to analyse and engage with different approaches to key debates in Middle East politics

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
End of trimester exam 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
INRL30190 - Middle East Politics, INRL30360 - Middle East Politics

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Two questions to be answered out of six. 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Essay: Essay Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 10:00 - 10:50