Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment to Study 8.5
|Prerequisites:||Completion of 12.5 points from any Arts studies area at level one.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorProf Shahram Akbarzadeh
A/Prof S Akbarzadeh
This subject will examine the interplay of external and internal factors in inflaming conflict and tension in the Middle East, dubbed the ‘crisis zone’. It will cover the role of foreign powers in a number of case studies: the Arab/Israeli conflict. Iran-Iraq war. the Gulf War of 1990-1991. the US-led campaign in Afghanistan. and the 2003 war on Iraq and its impact on relations between the West and the Muslim states of the Middle East. These case studies will illustrate the difficulties in separating ‘.national’. from ‘international politics’ and provide a nuanced appreciation of international relations in this vital region.
|Assessment:||A 2500 word essay 40% (due mid semester) and a final written 2 hour exam 60% (due during the examination period).|
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Baxter and Akbarzadeh, US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: the rise anti-Americanism, Routledge, 2008
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject should
International Studies Major |
Islamic Studies Major
Political Science Major
Politics && International Studies
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