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AIE153 - Introduction to the Middle East

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(B, G, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:S Totman Marshall
Incompatible with: AIE253
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


The primary objective of this unit is to introduce students to the broad history of the Middle East from the time of the Prophet until the present day. The first part of the unit (Weeks 1-7) will be historical and provide background to the topics in Weeks 8-12, which will focus on cultural aspects of the region. Emphasis will be placed upon the region as the cradle of civilizations, birth place of the three great monotheistic religions and of many modern political ideologies.


On campus: Mid-term Quiz 10%, Tutorial presentation and active participation 20%, Essay 2000 words 50%, Online examination 20%


Off campus: Discussion Board participation and tutorial paper 30%, Essay 2000 words 50%, Online examination 20%

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