Contemporary Middle East Politics-GL

POLS 247

Examines 21st century Middle East politics and policy and their relationship to the United States. Students explore complex current issues in a political and historical context for understanding the Middle East. Topics include U.S foreign policy in the region, the role of Islam, terrorism, the politics of oil, arms proliferation, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Palestinian Question, nationalism, globalization and the Gulf Wars. Students investigate the social, religious, economic, and political impact Middle East nations have on the U.S and with each other. This course is a globally intensive course that promotes intercultural competency and global awareness. Successful completion of this course contributes toward the 15 credits of globally intensive curriculum needed to earn the certificate of Global Distinction.Course offered less than once a year.

  • Prerequisite(s) : POLS 101, POLS 111 or permission from the Political Science Program Coordinator
  • Credits: 3
  • Cost: $122/billable hour + fees (in county)
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