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PSC 102 - Special Activities in Political Sciences

Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 0 Credits: 2

Description: This course provides hands-on activities to support courses in international relations and comparative governments. The countries and issues studied will vary depending upon world politics.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 101  with a minimum grade of C required. Instructor approval required.
Course Topics:
  • Arab League Councils and their purpose
  • Parliamentary language
  • The different regions and geographic features of the Middle East
  • The history of the Middle East
  • The different religions of the Middle East
  • Sunni and Shi’a Islam
  • The contrasting views in Sharia Law
  • The history of a specific country in the Middle East.
  • The political situation, the impact of religion on government, and the impact of minority religions on the political situation
  • The economic factors that impact the population of the country
  • Environmental issues
  • The culture of the country and the influence that Islam has on the people
  • Western influence within the country and its influence on the population
  • Origins of the Arab Israeli conflict
  • Colonialism and Palestine
  • The ongoing Arab Israeli peace process and its impact on the Middle East
  • Oil
  • The relationships between the different countries of the region, specifically the influence of Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey on Middle Eastern countries.

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • None

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the history of the Middle East referencing its geography as well as the economy, environment and culture.
  2. Describe the history, economy, environment, and culture of a specific country in the Middle East.
  3. Analyze the present day political stability of the Middle East, including the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

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