Full Title:Intercultural Studies 4 (Middle East and Africa)
Module Code:BUSS B7019
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Contrast the similarities and differences between European and African and Middle-East countries and on the other hand between the different African and Middle-East countries
  2. Research and discuss history, cultural values, political systems and economy of Middle East and African countries
  3. Analyse traditional and contemporary Arabic/African values
  4. Examine the varied perspectives which define these regions
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Geography
Geography, People and ethnicity, Economics and natural resources, International Relations
History and Politics
Spread of Islam, Colonial experience and its legacy, Post-colonialism, Government
Culture
Identity, Values and Customs; Belief systems
Current issues
Gender issues, Nationalism, Extremism, International relations, Development and Health issues
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Presentation Group presentation analysing a significant cultural aspect of the regions 1,2,3,4 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
Essay Evaluation of a significant culture of the regions and comparison with Irish culture 1,2,3,4 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Identification and discussion of topics developed in lectures 1,2,3,4 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • N. Chazan, P. Lewis, R. A. Mortimer, D. Rotschild, S. J. Stedman 2007, Understanding contemporary Africa, Gordon, 3rd Ed.
  • Phyllis Gestrin, Yale Richmond 2010, Into Africa, a Guide to Sub-Saharan Culture and Diversity, 2nd Ed., Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • Margaret K. Nydell 2012, Understanding Arabs, a Contemporary Guide to Arab Society, 5th Ed., Intercultural Press
  • Jilian Schwedler and Deborah Gerner 2008, Understanding the Contemporary Middle East,, 3rd Ed., Lynne Rienner Pub
Supplementary Book Resources
  • B. Freund 1998, The making of Contemporary Africa, the development of African society since 1800, 2nd Ed., Palgrave Macmillan
  • Joseph N. Weatherby, Emmit B. Evans Jr, Reginald Gooden 2005, The other world. Issues and Politics of the Developing World, 6th Ed., Pearson Longman New York
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • The Economist
  • The Irish Times
  • Le Monde Diplomatique (English ed.)
  • National Geographic
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

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DK_BBSIS_C Higher Certificate in Business in Business and Technology 4 Elective