Units of Study

ARIS3675 - Society and Politics in the Middle East

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lucia Sorbera

Description

This unit focuses on the dynamics of society and politics in the modern Middle East, including the Arab world, Iran and Turkey. It investigates issues of diversity, commonality, continuity and change, Ottoman legacy and European colonial impact, traditional and modern elites, the role of oil, regional conflicts, Arab regional system and responses to globalisation, US policies and Western interests, dynamics of state, society and religion, women's rights, civil society and democratisation in the Middle East.

Assessments

1x2400wd essay (40%), 1x presentation (equivalent to 1200wds) (20%), final exam or assignments (equivalent to 2400wds) (40%)

Textbooks

Course readings, bibliography and brief notes will be available

Classes

2x1-hr seminars/week

Prerequisites

ARIS1001 or ARIS1671 or equivalent

Prohibitions

ARIS2005

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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