Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course was very informative and challenged my perceptions of religious groups and governmental stability in the Middle East. The readings were very thorough and worked to tackle stereotypes and provided suggested solutions for peace and stability.
The highlight of this course was the mock debate that was set up where the students were asked to represent different political parties in the Middle East. Not only did I learn things about the political party I represented, I also learned about the political parties my peers represented.
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Advice for students:
I would advise students to do all the readings required and to not be afraid to ask questions. The course tackles almost all the social issues in Middle Eastern society such as post-colonialism, women's rights, religious freedom, and the progression and hindrance of democracy in the region.