LAW 7157

LAW 7157

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This course addresses students to key issues in Middle East legal systems and politics today. It introduces the current Middle East by drawing upon cutting-edge scholarships written from a diversity of disciplinary views. These include history, law, political science, as well as studies of religion, gender, mass media, sexuality, human rights, and urban life. It will emphasize the main tendencies and movements in modern Arabian World history. It will analyze both groundwork (basics) in Middle Eastern research and a common sense of modern directions and tracks in the field. It examines the people, traditions, society and politics of the area and the role that religion, gender, culture have played in designing and influencing contemporary issues. It discusses the fundamental internal and external performers in the region; peace and conflict (Israel/Palestine); the geo-strategic significance of the region; political economy matters; political transformation and development; the problem of identities in the Middle East and legal philosophies around this; family law issues (inheritance); the politics of religion (appearance of political Islam); Arab constitutionalism, September 11 and the fall-out in the region from the US-led "war on terrorism," the "Arab Spring," and the unfolding uprisings in the Arab World.  Also, this course will introduce the field of Islamic law.

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 18234 LAW 7157   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person