AIE154 - Understanding Middle East Politics


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: 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

1 x 2-hour class per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2-hour online class per week (recordings provided)


This unit looks at the Middle East on a country-by-country basis and examines the events that have contributed to making the region what it is today. How have history, ideology and tensions between local, regional and international actors resulted in conflicts and dilemmas that are still playing out? Case studies of states such as Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia and others are utilised to develop an understanding of the modern Middle East and speculate upon its future.

This unit will assist those who feel like the Middle East is a region they should know more about, as well as those with ambitions to work in Defence, Intelligence, Journalism, Diplomacy or any other job where learning about this fascinating and complex part of the world could be important. No prior study of the Middle East is required.

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