GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCESMIDDLE EAST STUDIES

IR578 GLOBALIZATION AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Course Code: 3140578
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ÖZLEM TÜR KÜÇÜKKAYA
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

The aim of this course is to analyse the interaction of the Middle East with the processes of globalization. The course will cover how the region is affected by the economic, political and cultural aspects of globalization as well as its own role to play in this process. By placing the region’s experience of globalization into a wider perspective and looking at globalization as a dialectical process in which the Middle East plays an active role as well as being affected by it, the course will complement the theoretical debates with case studies.

Course Content

The aim of this course is to analyse the interaction of the Middle East with the processes of globalization. The course will cover how the region is affected by the economic, political and cultural aspects of globalization as well as its own role to play in this process. By placing the region`s experience of globalization into a wider perspective and looking at globalization as a dialectical process in which the Middle East plays an active role as well as being affected by it, the course will complement the theoretical debates with case studies.



Learning Outcomes

Students will mainly learn the main approaches to globalization and where the Middle East stands in this process. It will give the students the main ideas of economic and political development and reform in the Middle East, and how the Middle Eastern state is adopting to these processes. Arguments on cultural impacts of globalization and main debate on this process will be analyzed in this course.