Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3141: Displacement and Migration in the Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Samer Bakkour (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Displacement is a well-established phenomenon in conflict-affected populations. Due to the fear of violence or even the threat of death, people decide to leave their homes and communities voluntarily and involuntarily and seek safe places inside or outside their country. The module aims at providing you with an understanding of how the phenomenon of migration and displacement has indelibly marked states and societies of the Middle East throughout the last 150 years and remains even today a significant element of contemporary life in the region. The module aims to engage with a range of theoretical debates, issues and concepts surrounding migration; provide the historical background and context for the waves of current displacements and dispossessions, and to examine contemporary communities who have faced internal and external displacement with dispossession. Course readings are interdisciplinary and include works from history, sociology, political science, economy, anthropology and human rights advocacy sub-disciplines. No specific pre-requisite skills are required to take this module. This module is recommended for interdisciplinary pathways and therefore benefits their overall academic curricula.

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