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Fall 2017 Course Catalog 
Fall 2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLSC 113 - Middle Eastern Politics

3 credits

This course introduces students to the modern political history of the Middle East. Students will learn the histories and the forces behind the formation of all the major nation-states in the region (Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the rest of the Gulf States). We will examine the transformation of this region and these states with particular emphasis on its relationship with European and other ‘Western’ Powers. Lastly, we will study contemporary issues ranging from the role of Islam, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, oil production, and to the rise of local and international terrorism.

Pre or Corequisites: Successful completion of prerequisite course ENG 92 - Writing for College 2  or ESL 122 - Introduction to Academic Writing 2 , or appropriate course placement. Alternatively, students may take this course if they have completed ENG 101 - Writing and Research  or are taking it as a corequisite.