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2016-2017 Catalogue 
2016-2017 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSCI 24731 - Middle East & N Africa Politic

Course Credit: 1
This is a comprehensive course covering modern Middle East politics. The course will cover the general history and political dynamics of states in Western Asia and North Africa, which are commonly referred to as the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Topics covered include the regional history, institutions, political economy, identity, gender, conflict, and religion. About half of the semester will compare states’ political dynamics, while a third of the semester will cover a deeper examination of political dynamics within specific states. Students will be expected to read various texts and journal articles, participate in online and class discussion, complete essay exams, give a substantial presentation, and write a literature review paper. [C, HSS]