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PO913 - International Relations of the Middle East

  • Module code: PO913
  • Module name: International Relations of the Middle East
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 40

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim is to understand how state building, political economy and ideology combine to create particular outcomes for the Middle East and its relations with the West at different historical moments. The module is also concerned to uncover the transnational dimensions of Middle East processes, rather than understanding these processes as internal to the Middle East alone (both in cause and effect).

Principal learning outcomes

The objective of the module is to promote critical analysis of the existing explanations and interpretations of the International Relations of the Middle East and Middle East politics more broadly. This type of analysis is promoted through encouraging students to read about different explanations of International Relations of the Middle East and to reflect upon these in relation to the different approaches presented within the module. Students will learn about the historical background to contemporary Middle East politics, key actors, key ideologies and key processes and will be encouraged to critique the Eurocentric writings about Middle East international relations. This learning will be displayed through analytical essay writing, the presentation of arguments in seminar discussions as well as abilities to engage with seminar discussions. By the end of the module, students should have acquired a sound knowledge of key issues in the International Relations of the Middle East.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 2 hour seminar per week in Terms 1 & 2

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/prospectivestudents/pgindex/pgmodules/irme/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
40 CATS (Module code: PO913-40)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M9PW) - Year 2
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Politics (M1P0) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Political Economy (M1P3) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Politics and East Asia (M1P8) - Year 2
  • MA in International Politics and Europe (M1PA) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92C) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92D) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92E) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92G) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92K) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93H) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Relations (M9P9) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Security (M9PC) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Public Policy (M9PF) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught United States Foreign Policy (M9PQ) - Year 2
  • MA in International Development (M9PT) - Year 2
  • MA in Research in Politics and International Studies (M9PU) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M9PV) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M9PX) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Politics and International Studies: Big Data and Quantitative Methods (M9PY) - Year 2