Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3129: Politics and Reform in the Gulf

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Introduction and module organisation; traditional socio-political characteristics and dynamics of the Gulf states. The politics of oil and rent in the Gulf; historical review of political reform trends in the Gulf
Politics and Reform in Saudi Arabia
Politics and Reform in Kuwait
Politics and Reform in Bahrain 
Politics and Reform in Oman
Politics and Reform in Qatar and the UAE Politics and Reform in Iran
Politics and Reform in Iraq
Media, women and human rights in the Gulf 
Conclusions: towards democratisation or liberalised autocracy?

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 activity 2213 hours of lectures and convenorfacilitated discussions regarding materials covered in lecture; 9 hours of group presentations and class discussion regarding presentations
Guided independent study12833 hours of reading for class; 95 hours of preparing for assignments through researching, planning and writing an essay

Online Resources

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