|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This third-year subject examines the political dynamics of the modern Middle East, with a specific focus on the events known as the 'Arab Spring.' It will offer a brief synopsis of 20th century Middle Eastern history before exploring the War on Terror, the 2011 Arab uprisings and their aftermath, and contemporary political trends in non-Arab states such as Turkey and Iran. This subject will analyse the role of revolutionary and counter-revolutionary forces in the contemporary Middle East, and will examine critical issues such as sectarianism, gender politics, Islamism and the influence of external powers in the region. Crisis Zone: Age of Uprisings will provide students with a detailed framework for understanding the conflicts and challenges of the modern Middle East.
Intended learning outcomes
Students that complete this subject should:
- Develop an appreciation of the complexity and diversity of contemporary Islam and its political applications
- Develop critical skills in the discussion and investigation of political Islam in the modern world
- Develop the ability to critically reflect on academic literature relating to Islam
- Develop the capacity to plan and execute self-directed research
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Take Home Exam
|During the examination period||40%|
|Throughout the semester||10%|
|Hurdle requirement: Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 75% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject. Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.||Throughout the semester||N/A|
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Coordinator Tezcan Gumus Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 30 hours Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Recommended texts and other resources
- Akbarzadeh, Shahram and Baxter, Kylie., 2018. Middle East Politics and International Relations: Crisis Zone. New York: Routledge.
- Brownlee, Jason; Masoud, Tarek and Reynolds, Andrew., 2015. The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Tripp, Charles., 2013. The Power and the People: Paths of Resistance in the Middle East. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.