• Total units 48 Units
  • Specialisation code MECA-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Honours Specialisation

The Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Honours Specialisation gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of Middle Eastern and Central Asian studies, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
    1. pose a significant research question relating to Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies;
    2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
    3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.


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    Admission Requirements

    1. a major or equivalent in one of the following:

    Arabic

    Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

    Persian

    2. with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

    Requirements

    Students must complete a minimum of 18 units of coursework in the first semester of study.

    This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

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

    Code Title Units
    LING4009 Selected Topics in Methodologies for Researching Language 12
    LANG4004 Research Tools in Advanced Language Studies 6
    LING4010 Selected Topics in Empirical Approaches to Linguistics 6
    POLS4011 Research Training: Scope and Methods 12
    POLS4038 Comparative Political Institutions 6
    SOCR4001 Statistics for Social Scientists 6
    SOCR4002 Survey Data Analysis 6
    SOCR4003 Qualitative Research Analysis 6
    SOCR4006 Online Research Methods 6
    SOCR4008 Qualitative Social Research 6
    SOCR4009 Quantitative Social Research 6

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

    Code Title Units
    MEAS4001 Special Topics in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies 6
      MEAS 4100: Oil, Religion, Politics and Co
    MEAS4102 Islamic Radicalism 6
      MEAS 4103: Central Asia Regional&Global
    MEAS4109 Energy and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus 6
    MEAS4111 Drivers of Violent Extremism: The Local and the Global in the Middle East 6
    MEAS4112 Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 6
    MEAS4113 The Gulf Strategic Environment 6
    MEAS4114 Geopolitics of Central Asia 6
    MEAS4115 Islam in World Politics 6
    MEAS4116 Authoritarianism, Democratisation and Protest in the Muslim Middle East 6
    MEAS4117 Islam in Central Asia 6
    MEAS4121 Approaches to the Study of Modern Muslim Societies 6

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

    Code Title Units
    THES4103 Thesis 6-24
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