History Short Period: The Middle East and North Africa since 1908

Module code: V4122
Level 5
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Unseen examination

In this module, you examine the key political, social, cultural and economic themes in Middle Eastern and North African history since 1908.

You look at the:

  • politics of reformism
  • impact of World War One
  • rise of pan-Arab nationalism
  • impact of World War Two
  • foundation of Israel
  • end of British and French Empires
  • Suez and the politics of pan-Arabism
  • rise of political Islam.

Module learning outcomes

  • Deploy existing knowledge of topics of broad historical significance to the analysis of the national history of a particular country or region.
  • Apply understanding of the historical concept of change over time to varied and contested national and regional chronologies.
  • Deploy existing knowledge of historiographical debates to questions specific to particular national histories.
  • Communicate information, arguments and analysis relating to national and regional history in written forms suitable for an informed audience.