* NES 396 (SA)
Conflict and Terrorism in the Modern Middle East
The main aim of this course is to provide a thematic approach to the study of conflict and terrorism in the Middle East, with a critical inquiry over `what we think we know' about terrorism and conflict in the Middle East. To do that, the course will start of with an exposition of the competing theories on conflict and terrorism. Then, it will move on to the creation of the contemporary `conflict structures' in the Middle East during World War I. The class will then move onto case studies such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, examples of religious or secular terrorisms, and the modern manifestations of the Sunni-Shia conflict.
Sample reading list:
Furseth, Inger, An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion
Binder, Leonard, Ethnic Conflict and International Politics
Spiegel, Steven, The Other Arab-Israeli Conflict
Ensalaco, Mark, Middle Eastern Terrorism
Wieviorka, Michel, The Making of Terrorism
Students will have to write 2 mid-term and one final take-home essays.
Take Home Mid term Exam - 30%
Take Home Final Exam - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
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