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INTS 243: Government and Politics of the Middle East

Term: Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F8 F9

Survey of historical and political trajectories of selected Middle East states, including Turkey, Iran, Israel-Palestine, and the Eastern
(Mashreq) Arab world. The region’s history, influence of Islam, and ideological trends are considered as are the roles of ethnic and
religious minorities, state building, economic and political liberalization, authoritarian rule, conflict, and gender questions.

Prerequisites: none.