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GIST 633. Iran, Turkey, and the Kurds. 3 Hours NW / S.

This course examines the contemporary political and social dynamics within these three communities residing along the northern stretch of what is commonly referred to as the Middle East. Using social and political theory as a starting point, students will comparatively study critical elements and issues facing the members of these societies. Issues and themes for comparison will include the structure and institutions of politics, nation-building and nationalism, Islam and politics, women and politics, and regional and global engagement. (Same as POLS 633.) Prerequisite: GIST 220, POLS 150, SOC 130, or consent of instructor. LEC.