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.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

While the precise programme may vary, it is expected that the module will include lectures on the following themes:
• Dispossession and Social Cohesion in the Ottoman Period: Distinct Cultures and Separate Communities
• Dismemberment of the Empire and the dispossession and involuntary migration of Muslim communities
• The departure of Christians Protected minorities
• The Palestinians: Eviction, exodus and temporality
• The Kurds Dispossession, recognition and abandonment
• Labor migration in the Arab world
• Migration Diasporas and the Arab Spring
• Iraq’s Exiles: No durable solutions
• Syria, refugees and narratives of migration crises

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activity2211 x 1 hour seminars
Guided independent study65Private study, reading and preparing for seminars (approx. 6 hours of private study per seminar)
Guided independent study28Researching and writing policy note
Guided independent study30Researching and writing essay
Guided independent study5Preparing formative presentation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).