Middle East studies

MAJOR

Overview

Middle East Studies provides a comprehensive understanding of the events and issues shaping one of the most politically complex and fascinating regions of the world. The core units pursue a variety of strategies to unpack the history and systems of the Middle East, leading students towards developing an improved comprehension of why situations such as the Syrian Civil War, the Israel-Palestine impasse and the War on Terror present the region and the wider world with so many challenges. Through exploring topic areas that include media representation, human rights and humanitarian intervention, as well as learning about specific states, the Middle East Studies major offers both depth and breadth in its coverage. Innovative assessment practices that include one of the world's largest political role-play simulations support the learning journey.

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UnitSetCode

MJ-A000053 (major)

MN-A000053 (minor)

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of sectors, including aid and development organisations, education, the defence forces, foreign affairs and trade, government departments (including immigration and border security), intelligence agencies, major corporations, management consultancies, media organisations, multicultural associations and research roles.

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Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Middle East Studies  complete eight (8) credit points comprising four (4) credit points of core units and four (4) credit points of sequence electives as outlined below:

Complete the following 4 credit points:

  • History of the Middle East AIE153
  • Understanding Middle East Politics AIE254
  • Critical Issues in Middle East Politics AIE255
  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict AIE364
  • Plus 1 credit point selected from:

  • World in Crisis AIR101
  • War, Terrorism and Humanitarian Responses AIR102
  • Plus 2 credit points selected from:

  • The Holocaust AIH264
  • Global Capitalism and Power AIR200
  • Human Rights in World Politics AIR203
  • Gender, Globalisation and Development AIS204
  • Ethics in Global Society ASP216
  • Plus 1 credit point selected from:

  • Middle East Study Tour AIE365 *
  • Diplomacy and the United Nations AIR349
  • *This unit will not be offered in 2022. Trimester 3 2023 will be the last time this unit will be offered

    • To complete a Minor sequence in Middle East Studies complete four (4) credit points as outlined below:
  • History of the Middle East AIE153
  • Understanding Middle East Politics AIE254
  • Critical Issues in Middle East Politics AIE255
  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict AIE364