Course Description: Survey of the politics of the Middle East since World War II. Includes sessions on specific countries, discussions of topics ranging from democratization to terrorism to social media use, and debate on current policy dilemmas in the region. Prerequisite: POLS 051.
Section Description: This course covers the politics of the Middle East since World War II. We will discuss broad theories to understand the region, the history and politics of specific countries, and important cross-cutting issues like terrorism and democracy promotion. Each session combines scholarly work with current events, and includes ample time for in-class discussion and debate. Course goals and objectives include: 1. Understanding the dynamics of post-World War II Middle East politics. 2. Critically assessing explanations for aspects of the Middle East including democratization and conflict. 3. Gaining the ability to analyze current international events in the Middle East through the course’s materials and discussions.
|MWF||13:10 - 14:00||LAFAYETTE HALL L302|
Instructor(s): Peter S Henne
Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020