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Middle Eastern and North African Studies III

Kursen innehåller tredje terminens studier i Mellanöstern- och Nordafrikastudier.

In this course, the student will examine the region's political and economic development, Arabic literature, literary analysis and basic scientific theory and research methodology.

  • Course structure


    Text analysis: Literary texts, 7.5 credits
    In this module, students read and analyze Arabic fiction in translation. The module deals with Arabic literature based on a specific theme and provides knowledge of the authors, genre and context of selected texts. The student also acquires knowledge in basic literary theory and method.

    Research design and methods, 7.5 credits
    This module provides an overview of the basics of research design and scientific methods. The student is also taught how to set up a plan for their own scientific study and how this is reported in a project description.

    Middle Eastern and North African Politics and Economy, 15 credits
    The course gives an introduction to the political and economic landscape of the Middle East and North Africa and addresses the potential for democratization and economic development in the region.

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures and seminars. Attendance at all classes is mandatory. The teaching takes place in Swedish and/or English according to the indication for each occasion for the course.

    Course details and resources

    Course information, details and literature list for each module during Autumn 22 can be found in the learning platform Athena closer to the start of the semester.

    Please note that only registered students have access to downloadable resourses such as PDF documents.


    See the Swedish version of the course page for information on assessment.


    Full course: Elena Chiti
    Text analysis: Literary texts: Tania al-Saadi
    Research design and methods: Tania al-Saadi
    Middle Eastern and North African Politics and Economy: Elena Chiti


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures?

    Student Councelor:

    Director of Studies:
    Martin Säfström
    Phone: 08-16 29 43