HUMN 3081 The International Relations of the Middle East Since 1945
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 101783
Coordinator Dianne Dickenson Opens in new window
Description This unit offers a historical study of the international relations of the Middle East from 1945 to the present. It examines the relations of Middle Eastern states to global structures of power; the pattern of relations between regional states; the causes of regional wars and international co-operation; the impact of domestic factors on the foreign policy of states; the importance of oil to international politics and the global economy; and the role of ideologies and non-state forces in international relations and between states in the Middle East.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Restrictions Successful completion of 60 credit points of study in currently enrolled program.
- Demonstrate ability to develop and expound an argument in written form
- Skills in oral expression refined by discussing and debating key issues, episodes and themes relevant to the history of the Middle East since 1945
- Ability to conduct research and demonstrate a depth of knowledge and analysis of particular themes, issues or aspects of post-1945 Middle Eastern history
- Ability to demonstrate a broad understanding and knowledge of the content of the subject
- Demonstrate ability to discuss and critically analyse primary texts and other literature related to the subject
- Develop both written and oral expression, essential skills for students at the upper-level and beyond.
The formation of the modern Middle East
The interplay of domestic, regional and international rivalries
The Cold War and the Middle East
The enduring Arab/Israeli conflict
Crises and conflict in the Middle East after the Cold War
Modern and religious ideologies and challenges to the Middle East states: transnational movements
Oil and the Middle East: regional and international political and economic implications
The modern Middle East in historical perspective
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Tutorial Presentation and Paper||1,000 words||20||N||Individual|
|Take home Exam||72 hour period to submit short essay responses to turnitin||45||N||Individual|
- Fred Halliday, The Middle East in International Relations, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2nd edition, 2008