Oct 01, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023

HIC 206 - HNR NCH/SSC Middle East Politics

4.00 credits.
(Non-Western Cultural Heritage Core Course and Social Science Core Course - Honors)
*A Guided Writing and Research Course.
Developments in the Middle East and North Africa occupy newspaper headlines every day. This course is designed to prepare students to critically analyze the contemporary government and politics in the region, It analyzes the human experiences and interactions in the diverse social context of the Middle East, the domestic politics of various countries in the region, their institutions, political cultures, and the way in which these differ between countries. We will pay particular attention to the political regimes (whether the country is democratic or authoritarian and the nuances between different types of authoritarian governments), the economic context, the religious and ethnic makeup of the country and the role of ethnic and religious cleavages in the politics of these countries, and the most important political issues facing citizens.  Signature Learning Experience: Field Experience.