FTR-FIPPSB221
Life Course, Personhood and Identities in the MENA Region
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleFTR-FIPPSB221
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies; Opleiding Filosofie;
Lecturer(s)
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Lecturer
dr. R. Ensel
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Examiner
dr. M.J.M. de Koning
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Contactperson for the course
dr. M.J.M. de Koning
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Lecturer
dr. M.J.M. de Koning
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Lecturer
dr. P. Puschmann
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Academic year2020
Period
SEM1  (31/08/2020 to 24/01/2021)
Starting block
SEM1
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
Upon completion of this course, you will:
  • have intermediate knowledge of patterns and variation in life course and life chances in the MENA countries;
  • have elementary knowledge ofthe application of demographic, socio-economic, legal and anthropological perspectives, theories, and concepts in the study of modern history;
  • be able to reflect upon specific biographies from their knowledge of patterns and variation of in life course and life chances, and with the help from concepts and perspectives proposed in this course.  
Content
This course offers a thorough introduction to the modern social history of the MENA countries. We will explore the patterns and variation in life course and life chances and investigate how both urban and rural people of different religions in the region are actively involved in shaping their lives both in the private sphere and through collective action. This course offers the necessary background to the modern political upheavals in the Arab world and equips you with concepts to a better understanding in variation in life course and aspirations by gender, generation, ethnicity and religion. You will be familiarized with recent demographic, socio-economic, legal and anthropological studies and concepts into youth, adulthood and aging, sexuality, dating, marriage and divorce. In addition to the lectures on trends in life course, personhood and identity formation, we will read and discuss short biographies and examine specific cases.
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Specifics
This course is part of a three course module in the Philosophy, Politics and Society bachelor programme. Students can only be admitted if they also take the two associated courses during the same semester (retakes excluded). Students who are NOT enrolled in a bachelor, master, or exchange programme of the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious studies or in a bachelor programme of the Faculty of Arts cannot register directly for PPS modules. Instead, they can apply for admission by sending an e-mail to stip@ftr.ru.nl. Such applications must contain a separate document in which you (1) inform us about your current studies, (2) explain which module you want to take and why it is relevant to your studies, and (3) describe what you bring to the classroom. The document must be written in English.
Required materials
Reader
A reader with the literature will be made available.

Instructional modes
Seminar
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Written Exam
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock SEM1, Block SEM2