Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Contemporary Mediterranean Studies (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Students are required to choose study-units to the value of 26 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ANT1004 Ethnography and Anthropological Theory 8 ECTS




Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ANT1003 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 4 ECTS
GEO1005 The Geography of Populations: Concepts and Theories 4 ECTS
HST1026* Malta and the Mediterranean in Modern Times 6 ECTS
HST1126* The Mediterranean in Modern Times 2 ECTS
IRL1080 Introduction to Political Studies 4 ECTS
IRL1193 Introduction to Modern Europe 4 ECTS
PHI1014 Political Philosophy 4 ECTS

* Students may register for either HST1026 or HST1126. These study-units cannot be taken concurrently.



Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ANT1005 Locating the Anthropology of the Mediterranean 4 ECTS
ANT1009 Anthropology and the Contemporary World 2 ECTS
GEO1009 Culture and Society 3 ECTS
HST1023 Introduction to Maltese Historical Demography 2 ECTS
IRL1088 Introduction to Foreign Policy 4 ECTS
IRL1089 Theories of International Relations 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2:
26 ECTS credits in Contemporary Mediterranean Studies
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

Students are required to choose study-units to the value of 26 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

IRL2090 International Relations since 1919 6 ECTS




Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ANT3006 Political Anthropology 4 ECTS
ANT3023 Anthropological Perspectives on Human Rights 4 ECTS
ANT3043 Society and Culture in Africa 4 ECTS
GEO2050 Historical and Political Geography 4 ECTS
HST2015 Tracing Family History: Archival Depositories, Digital Resources and Genealogical Research 4 ECTS
HST3025 Trans-Regional Migrations: A Short History of Migration and Mobility from Ancient to Modern Times 4 ECTS
HST3109 International Relations Between the World Wars 2 ECTS
IRL2083 Small Jurisdictions and International Relations 2 ECTS
IRL2093 Comparative Politics 4 ECTS
IRL3005 Politics and Govenment in North Africa 4 ECTS
IRL3145 Foreign Policy of European States 6 ECTS




Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ANT3041 Anthropology of Islam 4 ECTS
ANT3080 History, Memory and Identity 4 ECTS
ANT3082 Anthropology and the Hellenic World 4 ECTS
ANT3083 Material Culture 2 ECTS
GEO2005 Physical Structure of the Mediterranean 4 ECTS
HST2005 Contemporary Mediterranean History 6 ECTS
HST2025 The European Union: Historical Considerations 4 ECTS
HST2026 Global History: Theories and Applications 4 ECTS
HST2028 A History of European and World Populations 4 ECTS
IRL2020 Nationalism in International Politics 4 ECTS
IRL2036 Intercultural Politics in the Mediterranean 4 ECTS
IRL3007 War and Peace in the Middle East 4 ECTS
MDT3001 Israeli-Palestinian Relations: Pasts, Urgencies, Prospects 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
26 ECTS credits in Contemporary Mediterranean Studies
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 16 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ANT3038 Ecology and Culture in the Mediterranean 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ANT2002 Law, State and Society in Southern Europe 4 ECTS
ANT2020 Kinship, Family and Marriage 4 ECTS
ANT2047 Emotions, Culture and Society 4 ECTS
GEO3004 Economic Geography 4 ECTS
GEO3021 Climate Change and Sustainability in the Mediterranean 4 ECTS
GEO3096 The Geography of the Rural Environment: Agriculture and Food Production 4 ECTS
HST2014 A History of the Family and Sexual Behaviour 4 ECTS
HST3011 European Industrialisation and Mediterranean Underdevelopment 6 ECTS
HST3012 Steam: A History of Industrial Power 2 ECTS
IRL2074 The Muslim-Arab World in Contemporary Times 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ATS3001 Contemporary Mediterranean Studies Paper 1 6 ECTS
ATS3002 Contemporary Mediterranean Studies Paper 2 6 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ANT3016 Anthropology of Religion 4 ECTS
GEO2020 Coastal Processes and Landforms 4 ECTS
GEO3006 Urbanisation and Development 4 ECTS
HST2005 Contemporary Mediterranean History 6 ECTS
HST2026 Global History: Theories and Applications 4 ECTS
HST2027 Introduction to Historical Demographic Theories 4 ECTS
HST2030 Demographic and Urban Growth in the Mediterranean from the Late Middle Ages to Modern Times 4 ECTS
HST3019 History of Political Thought 2 ECTS
PHI2039 Doing Philosophy in the Islamic World 4 ECTS
MDT3001 Israeli-Palestinian Relations: Pasts, Urgencies, Prospects 4 ECTS




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits, of which:
28 ECTS credits in Contemporary Mediterranean Studies
28 ECTS credits in the other area
4 ECTS credits optional study-units

Requirement for award of B.A. Contemporary Mediterranean Studies and in another area of study: 180 ECTS credits, of which:
80 ECTS credits in Contemporary Mediterranean Studies
80 ECTS credits in the other area
20 ECTS credits optional study-units

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.
 
Last Updated: 16 June 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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