The Mediterranean is more than a geographical region. It is a complex set of interconnected geo-political and cultural sites and identities, between east and west, belonging both to the north and south, stretching into the hinterlands of Western and South-Eastern Europe, including the Balkans and the Black Sea, the Middle-Eastern littoral and Northern Africa along with islands such as Cyprus, Malta, Corsica and Majorca. In this unit we explore the historical, cultural and contemporary geo-political encounters around the Mediterranean, as a place of long-term occupation by indigenous peoples, as well as of migration flows and of modern-day mass tourism.
1x2hr lecture-seminar/wk, 1x1hr tutorial/wk
1x1000wd equivalent Presentation (20%), 1x1500wd Assignment (25%), 1x Participation (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in one of the following; European Studies, French Studies, Germanic Studies, Italian Studies, Modern Greek, Jewish Thought and Civilisation, Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Arabic Language and Cultures.