Study of special topics in interdisciplinary arts and sciences. Prerequisite: BIS 300.
This course will examine and discuss the events of the ‘Arab Spring’ that started in the late months of 2010 in Tunisia, followed by Egypt and Libya, and ended up with changing the Middle East in many ways. The course will explore various significant socio-cultural, political, and economic transformations the Middle East that contributed to the rise and fall of Arab dictatorships.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Active participation in the class, a map quiz, 3 short paper assignments, a 15-page research paper, and a 10-minute final presentation on the paper.