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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 375
Title Politics of the Middle East
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII/V
Fall 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 2569 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 WF 10:50am - 12:05pm MH-346 Kanishkan Sathasivam

Description

This course critically examines the politics of the greater Middle East, a region of the world comprising the traditional Middle East plus Arab North Africa, and Turkic Central Asia. A wide array of topics are covered in the course including a broad survey of the ways in which the tumultuous history of this region and its diverse and complex cultures influence and shape region-wide and local politics. Particular attention is given to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and to the United States' involvement in the region. Three lecture hours per week.