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The Middle East in the Twentieth Century (6 points)


Leader: Dr Chanan Reich

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit examines aspects of contemporary Middle Eastern politics encompassing both the Arab and the non-Arab worlds. The political culture, development and processes of key countries will be analysed. Regional relationships and conflicts will be examined, including the ongoing Gulf Conflict, the Lebanon War, and the Arab-Israel conflict. The implications for wider international politics will also be considered.

Assessment: Essay (2000 words): 40% + Tutorial work (500 words): 15% + Take home exam (1400 words): 30% + Class test (40 minutes): 15%

Contact Hours: One two hour lecture and one tutorial per week over 10 weeks

Prohibitions: JWC2095, PLT2490, PLT2492, HSY3095

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