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A major in Middle East Studies will give students a comprehensive understanding of the events and issues shaping the region. There will be emphasis on both historical and contemporary issues relevant to the analysis of the Middle East as a regional system, as well as its place in the international system. A particular stress will be placed on the changing role of the United States in the Middle East since the end of the Cold War and its push to reshape the region's political landscape according to American national interests. Several of the endemic conflict situations that exist in the Middle East will be examined throughout the sequence, including the War on Terror; the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Israel-Palestine impasse; the 2006 Israel-Lebanon crisis; Iran's nuclear ambitions, and the role of 'rogue states'.
On successful completion of the Middle East Studies sequence, students should have the skills and capacities to:
|AIE153||Introduction to the Middle East (B, G, X)|
|AIE154||The Modern Middle East (B, G, X)|
Level 2 and 3
|AIE255||Middle East Politics (B, G, X)|
|AIE363||The Politics of Terrorism (B, G, X)|
Level 2 and 3
Select 4 credit points from level 2 and 3 elective units.
|AIR245||American Foreign Policy (B, G, X)|
|ASP202||World Religions (B, G, X) *|
|AIH264||The Holocaust (B, G, X)|
* Offered in trimester 1 (B, G, X) or trimester 3 (X)
|ASC233/ASC333||Migration and Multiculturalism **|
|AIR244||Conflict, Security and Terrorism (B, G, X)|
|AIR234||Order and Justice in World Politics (B, G, X)|
|ASP216/ASP316||Ethics in Global Society (B, G, X)|
|AIR342||Theories of International Relations (B, G, X)|
** Not offered 2012, re-offered 2013.