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Summer Mini 2020
5297 The Current Crisis in the Middle East - FOTEH- 16956

Professor(s): Samir Foteh (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 3:00p-4:45p  MTWTHF  Location:  

Course Outline: If UH mandates during this term that alternate delivery of courses is required, as occurred during Spring of 2020, please note that this course may be delivered via distance education and/or primarily electronic interaction.

This course will provide insight into substantive areas of history, religion, politics (regional and worldwide), longstanding relationships, legal systems, human rights and women’s rights framed by current events in the most volatile and important region in the world.

Since the beginning of civilization, the Middle East has been the hotbed of ongoing conflict. It is to the point where one conflict is almost indistinguishable from another. The current provocation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran could potentially alter the map of the Middle East and have a massive irrevocable impact on the entire world.

This course will begin by examining the issues leading up to the current hostility and continue through the potential outcomes and its potential impact on the world.

This course will be a timely and interesting way to begin to understand the issues involved in this region and how it can impact Houston and the world.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:    This course will meet Monday through Friday May 11th to May 29th.The class will meet from 3-4:40 PM each day. The Final will be due on Saturday May 30th. The class will not meet on May 25th in observance of Memorial Day holiday.

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First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/30      

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

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Course Materials (3/31/2020 4:38:33 PM)

Book(s) Required