Sociology of the Middle East

Course content

This course equips the student with thorough knowledge of sociological theory and method as applied to social issues in the modern Middle East. The course introduces key thinkers (e.g. Durkheim, Weber, Bourdieu, Giddens) and key topics in qualitative sociological research within the context of Middle Eastern societies, including social stratification, class, ethnicity, gender, age, urbanization, violence and social institutions such as family and religion.


KA i Mellemøstens sprog og samfund, 2008

KA i Tværkulturelle studier, 2015

Kandidattilvalg i Komparative Kulturstudier, 2008


Learning outcome

KA Mellemøstlige Sprog og Samfund, 2008-ordningen

Sociologi i Mellemøsten (fagelementkode HMØK03671E)

KA Tværkulturelle Studier, 2015-ordningen

Regional Specialisering 1, fagelementkode HTÆK03021E eller

Regional Specialisering 2, fagelementkode HTÆK03041E

Kandidattilvalg i Komparative Kulturstudier, 2008-ordningen

Tematisk emnespecialisering A, fagelementkode HKKK03291E

Lectures and tutorials with active participation of students.

One or more course books and/or course compendium will be announced prior to semester start. A detailed course plan will be published on Absalon.

NOTE: It is expected that students attend and participate actively throughout the course.

Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assessment
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Exam
  • 50
  • Preparation
  • 334,5
  • English
  • 412,5