AIE153 - History of the Middle East


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Scheduled learning activities - campus: 1 x 1.5 hour class per week and 1 x
1 hour seminar in Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Scheduled learning activities - cloud: 1 x 1.5 hour class per week
(recordings provided) and 1 x 1 hour online seminar in Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
and 11 (recordings provided for those who cannot attend live seminar)


This unit explores the broad history of the Middle East from ancient times until the 20th century. It starts with an examination of how popular culture and in particular Hollywood films influence the way we view the region and its people. The unit will then explore the history of the Middle East and how this unique part of the world has generated political and religious clashes over the centuries. This will offer the basis for a much better understanding of how the region functions today. No prior study of the Middle East is required.

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