GLOA 450: Topics in Global Affairs

GLOA 450-001: Globalization & Devel: MENA
(Fall 2018)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W

Section Information for Fall 2018

This seminar will survey and compare the nature and outcome of economic models and development strategies adopted in the Middle East and North Africa since the end of World War II, with a focus on recent adjustments and reforms triggered by globalization, while assessing the various challenges facing the region in terms of demographic and environmental pressures, inclusive economic growth and job creation, and their relationship to the Arab Spring uprisings. It will explore the interconnection between political and economic history, Islam, the legacies of colonialism, systems of governance, and the role of international organizations on economic policy and development choices, as well as the dramatic impacts of demographic and social transformations.

The class is taught in seminar format, where participation and attendance are essential to learning.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-3

Selected topics in global affairs. Content varies. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different.May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: GLOA 101 or SOCI 120.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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