2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GOVT 350 - Middle Eastern Politics

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): 3 credits of course work with the GOVT prefix -OR- HIST 125  -OR- HIST 130  -OR- HIST 205 

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course will examine the history and contemporary politics of the Middle Eastern region and sections of the North African region, defined as all the states of the Arab world, plus Israel, Turkey and Iran.  It examines the interaction of numerous factors that have greatly influenced the development of government and policy in this volatile region (such as colonialism, nationalism, nation- state formation, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the politics of oil, Islamism, democratization, political economy and globalization) & analyses the state of the region’s current interregional and international relations.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods of at least one of the humanities in addition to those encompassed by other knowledge areas required by the General Education program.