Five College Consortium

INTRO: MES COMPARATIV POLITICS

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Middle East Studies
Course Number: 
203
Institution: 
Smith College
This lecture class provides an introduction to the comparative politics of the Middle East. Readings, lectures, and discussions will examine political environments in the Middle East, with a focus on states as units of analysis, and on the general processes and conditions that have shaped state formation, the formation of national markets, and state-society relations in the region. The course will equip students to understand and critically assess how political interests are organized; the development of major political, social, and economic structures and institutions; and sources of political contestation within Middle Eastern societies.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30536-S18

Course Sections

INTRO: MES COMPARATIV POLITICS
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Steven Heydemann sheydemann@smith.edu TTh 01:00-02:20 HILLYR L19