Politics of The Middle East

PREREQUISITE: ONE MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES COURSE. SAME AS V53.0540.

Historical-political background of the Middle East and its contemporary social and political problems, including the impact of the West; religious and liberal reactions; conflict of nationalisms (Arab, Iranian, Turkish, and Zionist); and revolutionary socialism. Specific social, political, and economic problems?using a few selected countries for comparison and analysis?including the role of the military, the intelligentsia, the religious classes, the legitimization of power, urban-rural cleavages, bureaucracy, and political parties.

Course Information

MEIS-UA 750

Undergraduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

1
Arang Keshavarzian
MW: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM SILV 206
1
Zachary Davis Cuyler
R: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM SILV 402
1
Zachary Davis Cuyler
F: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM GCASL 274
1
Arran Robert Walshe
W: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 25W4 C-20
1
Arran Robert Walshe
M: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM SILV 402