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AIM Overseas Middle Eastern Politics Milan Short-term Study Abroad
Milan, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Summer (Dec - Feb)
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|Restrictions:||Sydney applicants only|
|Program Type:||Non-Exchange Short-Term||Short-term Type:||Coursework|
|Short-term Duration:||3-4 weeks|
The Patterns of Change and Resilience in Middle Eastern Politics
|Program description||The Patterns of Change and Resilience in Middle Eastern Politics program aims to enable students to achieve a clear understanding of the main issues that have shaped and are characterising the politics of the region, its role in contemporary international politics, as well as the strategies employed by the main international actors towards it. The program also aims to investigate the usefulness and the shortcomings of (‘Western’) international relations and political science approaches and concepts to the region, highlighting both the differences and similarities between the Middle East and other political areas.
This 3 week course will combine lectures, in-class debates, and a role-play activity. You will be asked to choose a political actor from among the suggested ones and:
After the first week of the course, you will be encouraged to play the role of your chosen political actor and try to achieve its aims inside and outside of class. At the end of the second week, the resulting fictional regional order will be discussed in class. During the third week, you will be asked to develop new strategies in order to adapt to changes in variables as modified by the instructor, and to prepare for a fictional UN-sponsored conference on Middle Eastern Regional Order, which will take place at the end of the course.
|Relevant subject areas||Arts and Social Sciences (Government, International Relations, Political Economy)
|Program dates||7 January – 28 January 2017
|Application deadline||Friday, 30 September 2016
|Places available||AIM Overseas programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.
|Eligibility criteria||When researching the AIM Overseas programs, be sure to consider whether you meet the published pre-requisites. You should contact AIM Overseas for course syllabi and discuss whether the program meets your academic requirements by discussing it with your course coordinator at the University of Sydney.
|Credit/Not-for-credit||The program is worth 7.5 ECTS, which equates to 6cpts at the University of Sydney.
Please contact your faculty office with the below form to submit an application for credit. Participation in any AIM Overseas program does not guarantee credit and will require faculty assessment of individual applications-for-credit.
Arts and Social Sciences
|Language||Classes are instructed in English.
|Fees and scholarships||2017 Total Program Fee: $3990
Additional costs (not included in program fee): Airfare, travel insurance, meals, personal expenses.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.
|Location overview||Italy is an extraordinary feast of heart-thumping, soul stirring art, food and landscapes. Being the epicentre of the Roman Empire and birthplace of the Renaissance, this is a country steeped millennia of rich history and culture. You can stand in the presence of Michelangelo’s David, Sistine Chapel frescoes, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, and Primavera, and Da Vinci’s Last Supper. Italy has more UNESCO world heritage cultural sites than any other country on Earth.
Home of Italy’s stock exchange, an industrial powerhouse and the internationally accepted arbiter of taste in fashion and design, Milan is a simmering metropolis with a serious sense of history and place. The grand Gothic Cathedral, the Duomo, lies at the geographical heart of this one-time imperial Roman capital, and expresses a love of beauty and power that still drives the city today. The city has a sparkling nightlife and endless opportunities to eat the best of Lombard. You can also see Milan’s most famous mural, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, one of the world’s most iconic images – hidden away on a wall of the refectory adjoining the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie.
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