Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2418H1F L5101

Undergraduate Course Code: POL479H1F L5101

Topics in Middle East Politics

Contesting Authoritarianisms in the Middle East

Themes

TBA

Texts

Jason Brownlee, Tarek Massoud, and Andrew Reynolds (eds.), The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform, 2015; Quintan Wictorowicz, Islamic Activism: A Social Movement Approach, (2004); and Joel Beinin and Frederic Vairel (eds.), Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa (2011).

Format and Requirements

The course will be divided into two parts. The first will be organized around a series of article presentations by students followed by discussion. The second part will be organized around student seminars on selected topics. These seminars will be the basis for the major paper. All students will also be required to write an analytical book critique/review.

PLEASE NOTE: All courses with room numbers indicated are DUAL DELIVERY, EXCEPT for courses in SSH3130 unless otherwise indicated.

ONLINE-S = Online Synchronous
ONLINE-A =Online Asynchronous