Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Institute for European Studies

Contemporary Mediterranean Studies (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2021)

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.

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
HST1023 Introduction to Maltese Historical Demography 2 ECTS
HST1026 Malta and the Mediterranean in Modern Times 6 ECTS
IRL1080 Introduction to Political Studies 4 ECTS
IRL1193 Introduction to Modern Europe 4 ECTS




Semester 2

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

ANT1005 Locating the Anthropology of the Mediterranean 4 ECTS
IRL1081 The Global Politics of Inequality: Realities and Perspectives 4 ECTS
IRL1088 Introduction to Foreign Policy 4 ECTS
IRL1089 Theories of International Relations 4 ECTS




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.

IRL3096 Contemporary European Studies 8 ECTS




Semester 1

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

ANT3006 Political Anthropology 4 ECTS
ANT3030 Anthropology of Migration 4 ECTS
ARB2022 Arab History and Civilization: The Oral Tradition 4 ECTS
GEO2050 Historical and Political Geography 4 ECTS
HST2014 A History of the Family and Sexual Behaviour 4 ECTS
HST2017 Anglo-Italian Relations in the Mediterranean: From the Renaissance to the Cold War 4 ECTS
HST3011 European Industrialisation and Mediterranean Underdevelopment 6 ECTS
IRL2074 The Muslim-Arab World in Contemporary Times 4 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
GEO2005 Physical Structure of the Mediterranean 4 ECTS
HST2005 Contemporary Mediterranean History 6 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
MDT3001 Israeli-Palestinian Relations: Pasts, Urgencies, Prospects 4 ECTS




YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units as indicated in the programmes of study for the two Main Areas, students are required to register for optional/elective study-units to bring their total to 60 ECTS credits per academic 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
IRL2090 International Relations since 1919 6 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
ANT2003 Nation, State and Society in the Middle East/North Africa 4 ECTS
ANT2020 Kinship, Family and Marriage 4 ECTS
ANT3019 Historical Anthropology 4 ECTS
GEO3021 Climate Change and Sustainability in the Mediterranean 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
PHI3039 Thematic Readings in Political Thought 4 ECTS




Semester 2

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

ATS3001 Contemporary Mediterranean Studies Paper 1 6 ECTS (NC)
ATS3002 Contemporary Mediterranean Studies Paper 2 6 ECTS (NC)

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

GEO3006 Urbanisation and Development 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
IRL3098 International Financial Institutions 4 ECTS
SLA2029 Spain and Malta through the Ages 2 ECTS
MDT3001 Israeli-Palestinian Relations: Pasts, Urgencies, Prospects 4 ECTS




 
Last Updated: 17 May 2021
 
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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