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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.

Textbooks:
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.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Course Policies  that include:

  • Identity Verification
  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Orientation and Support
  • Proctored Exams

Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard Course Policies  on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Add/Drop period
  • Attendance
  • Classroom Conduct
  • Equal Access
  • IT Access
  • Online Behavior
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Student Concerns
  • Student Help Services
  • Withdrawals


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2023-2024