Graduate students are expected to pursue special research topics in greater depth. Recitation for Undergraduate students required.
Lectures: 1 session / week, 3 hours / session
There are two major course requirements:
First is the nature and extent of class discussion and participation (40% of final grade).
Second is a choice of:
Decision to be made by week 3 and no later than week 4. Otherwise, the default holds. Default is the take home final.
Andersen, Roy R., Robert F. Seibert, and Jon G. Wagner. Politics and Change in the Middle East: Sources of Conflict and Accommodation. 6th ed. Engelwood Cliffs N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2000.
Owen, Roger. State, Power, and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2000.
Esposito, John L., and John O. Voll. Islam and Democracy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Fromkin, David. A Peace to End All Peace. New York: Henry Holt and Company, LLC, 2001.
Smith, Charles D. Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Boston: Bedford/ St. Martin's Press, 2001.