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The goal of this course is to challenge the general belief that Islam is the principal religion in the Middle East. We will examine in depth the history and the condition of minorities living in contemporary Middle East and their inter-communal relations, tensions, and conflict in relation to Islam.
|Second Sub Session
|30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Critical to understanding the modern Middle East is an appreciation of the role that religious minorities, both derived from Islam and not, have played in shaping the diversity of contemporary Middle Eastern countries. Throughout the course, we will examine the nature of religion as a primary marker of varying patterns of identity, and of inter-communal contact and conflict between communities living in the Middle East.
The focus of the course on minority populations and their challenges will provide opportunities to raise awarenss of issues of equality and diversity, and will also advance the promotion of equality between different cultures.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
5000 Word Essay (60%)
2500 word formative essay (30%)
Class presentation (10%)
No resit permitted
2500 Word Formative Essay
Feedback will be provided in sufficient time to allow students to improve their work. Formative comments will be provided on all essays, inclduing individual comments.