• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code MECA-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Specialisation

We offer a Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies specialisation to give you an introductory understanding of the area that is also a pathway to a Masters degree in the discipline.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Middle Eastern and Central Asian specialisation, students will have developed the skills and knowledge to:
  1. critically apply theoretical frameworks and research techniques to understanding national and international issues and problems;
  2. relate a field of study in the arts, humanities or social sciences to its wider cultural and societal context;
  3. critically evaluate ideas and develop creative solutions to complex problems; and
  4. communicate and debate complex issues both orally and in writing, using a variety of media.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ARAB6102 Introductory Arabic A 6
ARAB6103 Introductory Arabic B 6
ARAB6501 Intermediate Arabic A 6
ARAB6502 Intermediate Arabic B 6
ARAB6503 Advanced Arabic A 6
ARAB6504 Advanced Arabic B 6
ARAB6505 Introductory Course to Arabic Linguistics 6
ARAB6506 Research Project (Arabic) 6
ARAB6507 Introductory Course to Arabic Literature 6
ARAB6508 Special Topics in Arabic 6
ARAB6509 Directed Study Project (Arabic) 6
MEAS6504 Turkish Politics and Foreign Policy 6
MEAS8010 Turkish History: Ottoman State to Modern Turkey 6
MEAS8100 Oil Religion Politics and Conflict in the Middle East 6
MEAS8102 Islamic Radicalism 6
MEAS8103 Central Asia in Regional and Global Perspectives 6
MEAS8105 Special Topic in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies 6
MEAS8108 Issues of Development in the Middle East 6
MEAS8109 Energy and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus 6
MEAS8111 Islam, the West and International Terrorism 6
MEAS8112 Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 6
MEAS8113 The Gulf Strategic Environment 6
MEAS8114 Geopolitics of Central Asia 6
MEAS8115 Islam in World Politics 6
MEAS8116 Islam and Democracy 6
MEAS8117 Islam in Central Asia 6
MEAS8118 Islam in Australia 6
MEAS8119 Islam In Turkey 6
MEAS8120 Islam, Faith and Community 6
MEAS8121 Approaches to the Study of Modern Muslim Societies 6
MEAS8122 Shiite Islam in World Politics 6
MEAS8123 Special Topic in Modern Islam 6
PERS6001 Introductory Persian A 6
PERS6002 Introductory Persian B 6
PERS6004 Intermediate Persian B 6
PERS6005 Advanced Persian A 6
PERS6006 Advanced Persian B 6
  PERS 8003: Intermediate Persian A
TURK6001 Elementary Turkish A 6
TURK6002 Elementary Turkish B 6
TURK6503 Intermediate Turkish A 6
TURK6504 Intermediate Turkish B 6
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