SS 393 — Politics in the Middle East (Honors)

3 credits; 3 lecture hours

The most significant issues in Middle Eastern politics are presented in three parts: an examination of the ethnic, geopolitical, and religious composition of the Middle East; an exploration of issues of conflict, including the Arab-Israeli dispute and the Persian Gulf War; and a study of the nature of economic and military cooperation among countries in the Middle East and with other countries. Topics analyzed include economic development, moves toward democratization, and regional alliances. (G4: Social Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations)
Prerequisite(s): qualification for Presidential Scholars Program, or 3.5 GPA with approval of dean for Liberal Arts.