Catalogue 2013 - 2014

POSC 318 Politics of The Middle East


3 cr.


POSC 101 or INST 101 or POSC 102 and junior standing.

Course Description

This is a study of the Middle East and North Africa in terms of the shared traditions of Arabic and Islamic culture, authoritarianism, and foreign intervention. Specific issues discussed include the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Persian Gulf, Islamic fundamentalism, terrorism, and the impact of oil production.