AIE154 - Modern Middle East Politics

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Sally Totman Marshall





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Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Class per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour Class per week (recordings provided)


This unit examines the events that have contributed to the current state of affairs in the Middle East. Starting from the end of World War II this unit will explore how the region's borders were shaped and how friction between local, regional and international actors have resulted in the conflicts and dilemmas still playing out today. The unit uses a geographical approach to examine states such as Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, and Saudi Arabia as well as the future of the region in the context of the Arab Spring, energy security, and Western foreign policy.


Assessment 1 (Individual and Group) - Simulation (10% individual and 50% team)- 60% OR Report - 60%

Examination (2 hours) - 40%

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