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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

AMES 5 Thought and Change in the Middle East and Central Asia

This course focuses on changing ideas of political and religious authority in the Middle East. Topics include how changing notions of personal, tribal, ethnic, and religious identities influence politics locally and internationally; religion and mass higher education; the multiple meanings and prospects of democracy; conflict over land and natural resources; political and economic migration; new communications media; the global and local bases for extremist movements; and the changing faces of Islam and other religions in the region's public spaces.

Cross Listed Courses

Identical to ANTH 27

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:SOC; WCult:NW

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.


Not offered for the period of 17F through 18S