Politics of the Middle East

Course Type: 
Undergraduate
Course Prefix: 
POL
Course Number: 
283
General Education Requirements: 
S
G
Credits: 
3 sem. hrs.
Semesters Offered: 
Fall of Odd-Even Years

This course examines the contemporary Middle East. Country studies will be emphasized as will regional topics such as political, economic, and human development, the Arab-Israeli conflict, disputes between Shi'a and Sunni, political Islam, Islamic militancy, i.e., Jihadism, resources (particularly oil, natural gas, and water), and foreign (especially American) involvement.