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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

POLS 4212 - Political Economy of the Middle East

This course introduces students to the economic systems of the greater Middle East. Rich in oil and gas and yet poorly endowed with water and many necessary foodstuffs, the region faces unique challenges. While this wealth of natural energy reserves should provide ample opportunity for economic development, the reality of its absence forces a student of the region to investigate the political decisions behind the economics. Students will investigate the paths of development chosen by the region as well as the political motives, leadership, and influential contextual factors behind such decisions.

Prerequisite: POLS 1101 or POLS 1101H, and POLS 2401 or POLS 2401H (POLS 2401 can be taken as a Corequisite as well)