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Robert D Burrowes
SISME 490
Seattle Campus

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YEMEN: THE POLITICS OF OIL,UNIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT The subjects of this course are the politics of development, democratization and unification in Yemen from the 1960s to the present. The focus will be very much on the Republic of Yemen (ROY), but Yemen will be used to shed light on the politics of late-developing nation-states in general. A major goal of the course is to familiarize students with readily accessible sources (largely news sources) that permit students and others to quickly and easily reconstruct the recent past indeed, to virtually monitor, track or profile the present.

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General method of instruction

Course Requirements Class discussion/participation

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Mid-term based on the readings, lectures and discussions. Term paper on some aspect of contemporary Yemeni politics

Papers should be roughly ten pages in length for undergraduates and twenty pages for graduates


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Marion Cook
Date: 03/03/2005