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BA Middle Eastern Studies

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of:

- being able to present a structured and coherent simple argument;
- being able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of one or more aspects of the cultures, history, politics, geography, social and economic structures of the Middle East.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- Qualities and transferable skills related to Middle Eastern history, culture, politics and society, valuable for employment, eg
> be able to gather and process information from a variety of paper,
> audio-visual and electronic sources,
> be able to use IT effectively both as a means of communication and as an aid to learning;

- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;
- the ability to appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to Middle Eastern Studies;
- work that covers a restricted area of the subject;
- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.


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