SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2V224744
Module Leader Martin MacDonald
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

This module provides a student with good understanding of Omani history and civilization, people of Oman their culture and heritage.


Syllabus of this module covers: Early oasis and settlement in Oman Foundation of Islam, its establishment and growth in Oman Early imamates&European invention AL Ya'aruba and Al bu Said Dynasty Omani Empire (Muscat, Oman, Zanzibar, Mumbasa, Jhawader) HM Sultan Quaboos Bin Said: the new and modern Oman People of Oman, their culture and heritage

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Illustrate early oasis, settlement and evolution of Oman (AM1, AM2).2. Understand the establishment and growth of the Islamic civilization (AM1, AM2).3. Demonstrate global and regional influences on Omani evolution (AM1).4. Review the history and progress of Oman under various dynasties (AM2).5. Analyse the culture and heritage of Oman (AM5, AM8).

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The main teaching method will be based on Class room lectures, seminars, presentations and guest lectures will be used. The students will be expected to perform directed reading and self-learning tasks on evolution of Oman.

Indicative Reading

Peter Vine The Heritage of Oman, 1995, Immel Publishing, London, UK, Donald Hawley Oman (1990) Stacey International

Transferrable Skills

Communication/Literacy/Linguistic/Critical Analysis Use of IT and Interpersonal/team skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 56.00
Assessment (FT) 16.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00
Tutorials (FT) 28.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 1.50 20.00 35% Mid Term test - (Unseen written - 1 ½ Hours)
Coursework 1 n/a 30.00 35% Oral Presentation (30%) is the coursework and Lab Work to be made formative.
Exam (School) 1.50 50.00 35% (Unseen written - 3 Hours)