• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Political Sciences, Asian Studies, International Affairs, Middle East Studies
  • Minor code MEPS-MIN

To what extent is the Middle East tied to global politics and great powers? What are the reasons of instability and insecurity in the region? This minor enables you to grasp the complexity of the region’s politics and its place in regional and world politics from multiple perspectives. It allows you to understand the role of internal actors, and external factors in shaping the political environments and movements of the region. It centralises the role of political economy, societal changes and popular protests in shaping the region’s security dilemmas and aspirations. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate a good understanding of the Middle East location in regional and global politics;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of international relations theories in relation to the Middle East context;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of causes of insecurity in the region;
  4. demonstrate familiarity with the role of socio-economic trends in shaping the politics and societies of the region; and
  5. demonstrate understanding of the recent uprisings in the region and their repercussions.

Other Information

This Minor equip students with in-depth knowledge of Middle East politics and security issues.

Relevant Degrees

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This Minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

18 units from the completion of the following courses:

MEAS3009 Security and Politics in the Gulf

POLS2031 Politics in the Middle East

STST1001 Introduction to International Security Studies

6 units of courses from the following list:

BUSI2024 Dynamics of Business in the Middle East

MEAS2004 Turkish Politics and Foreign Policy

MEAS2105 The Political Economy of the Middle East

MEAS3004 Iran in World Politics

MEAS3005 Modern Iraq: State, Politics and Society

MEAS3007 Syria in the Levant: State, Society and the Current Turmoil

MEAS3008 Egypt: Social and Political Dynamics in a Changing Middle East

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