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POL 256 Middle East Politics through Film

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III.

Course Description: Assuming that "a picture is worth a thousand word," this course will use films, background readings and discussion to make the problems, tensions and forces at work in the Middle East today more understandable to the student. Documents like "Promises" and "The Fifty Years War", large budget Hollywood films like "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Syriana" independent films like "My Country, My Country" will enable the students to more deeply explore the countries and complexities of the Middle East.


3 credits