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At the end of the module you will gain a sophisticated understanding of the key foreign policy issues concerning the United States in the strategically important region of the Middle East.Indicative Module Content:
- democracy promotion
- nuclear proliferation
- humanitarian intervention
- military intervention in Libya
- US drone policy
- the special relationship with Israel
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Cleveland and Bunton (5th edition or newer), 'A History of the Modern Middle East', Westview Press. Or any similar manual on the history of the Middle East.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: 3000 word essay. The essay will be an analysis of one or more significant issues concerning US foreign Policy toward the Middle East.
||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Participation in in-class activities including individual and group presentations; debates; and other activities. The total number of unexcused absences will also affect this grade component.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
Students will receive individual and group feedback on their in-class activities throughout the duration of the module. Feedback on end-of-term coursework will instead be provided individually if requested.