General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Politics and Change in the Middle East
Language English
Module lecturer Assoc. Prof. Przemysław Osiewicz
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Assoc. Prof.
Faculty Faculty of Political Science and Journalism
Semester 2024/2025 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 14-XPOME


Module aim (aims)

- analysis of historical as well as current political processes in the Middle East region
- exploring theoretical aspects of politics in the Middle East
- exploring practical aspects of politics in the Middle East

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

- English – level B2 or higher
- basic knowledge related to the contemporary international relations


  1. The Middle East as a Region
  2. The Middle East today: Statistical data and general information
  3. The Foundations of Islam: Between Religion & Politics
  4. The Arab Spring
  5. The War in Syria
  6. The Jihadi Threat and the Rise of the Islamic State
  7. The Islamic Republic of Iran
  8. Saudi Arabia
  9. The Republic of Turkey
  10. The United Arab Emirates
  11. Israel and Palestine
  12. Jordan and Lebanon
  13. Iraq and Kuwait
  14. Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar
  15. Final test

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