Comparative Politics of the Middle East|
|Certificates: International Relations, Jewish and Israel Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Muslim Studies|
This course provides an overview of the political landscape of the contemporary Middle East and North Africa, focusing on domestic social and political issues. Exploring both the region as a whole and particular case studies, the course examines what accounts for the democratic deficit in the region, how we can understand the Arab Spring, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIR)(CJS)(CMES)(CMST)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Ellen Lust, editor. THE MIDDLE EAST, 14th edition. Washington: CQ Press. Paperback, ISBN: 9781506329284
|Examination and Assignments: |
Class participation, daily discussion questions on the readings, 2 blog entries, research paper, final exam
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students who wish to be eligible to register for the course during Drop/Add should add themselves to the enrollment request system during pre-registration. Enrollment request preference rankings will be one factor I will consider in making Drop/Add period registration decisions.
|Instructor(s): Matesan,Ioana Emy Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 5||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 4||SO: 6||FR: X|