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Summer Mini 2023

6230 The Current Crisis in the Middle East - FOTEH- 14346

Professor(s): Samir Foteh (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 3:00p-4:45p  MTWTHF  Location: 221 

Course Outline: 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: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

This class will meet on M, T, W, Th, F from 3:00-4:45 PM starting on Monday May 15 to Friday June 2. The exam will be on Saturday June 3.

This class will not meet on Monday May 29 in observance of Memorial Day holiday.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

No book required for this course

Course Materials: Yes