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Undergraduate | MUR-POL334 | 2024

Middle East Politics and Security

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Register the way social and cultural trends impact Middle East politics and security. Map the events that formed the region's modern states. Follow the rise of religious radicalism. Address the War on Terror and the demonstrations of the Arab Spring.

Study method
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Start dates
29 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Middle East Politics and Security

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

    1. Articulate a critically engaged understanding of important moments, events and ideas in the development of modern Middle East politics and security issues.
    2. Discuss the relationships between modern Middle East politics and security issues and underlying cultural, social, and religious trends in the region and to broader forces such as imperialism, conflict, and radicalism.
    3. Argue whether these trends and forces make the Middle East unique or exceptional.
    4. Evaluate contested interpretations of history, culture, politics and security including their strengths and weaknesses
    5. Communicate clearly and coherently both orally and in writing.

Entry requirements


To enrol in this subject, you must have passed a minimum of 12 credit points at 100-level.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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