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IRLS468 - Politics and Security in the Persian Gulf

Course Details

Course Code: IRLS468 Course ID: 3137 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Politics and Security in the Persian Gulf course explores political, social, economic, and cultural issues that are relevant to the contemporary Gulf politics and security. In this context, this course also examines the impact of external powers within the region; and thus, the correlation of this impact with the rise of vulnerabilities and implications both at the regional and global levels.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO 1: Evaluate the outlook of Gulf politics.

CO 2: Analyze disputes in the Gulf.

CO 3: Assess external impact in the Gulf.

CO 4: Explain democratization efforts in the Gulf.

CO 5: Determine political challenges in the Gulf.

Each assignment will be evaluated by the instructor using a rubric scoring guide and comments inserted into the Word document. Forum grades will be determined using a rubric scoring guide. Additionally, comments may be given informally within the forum or in more detail within the forum grader tool.

LATE ASSIGNMENTS: Late assignments and late forum posts will be accepted under certain circumstances. A student request for late submission must be initiated twenty-four (24) hours prior to the assignment deadline. Without prior permission by the instructor, late work will be assessed a five (5) percent penalty per day.

CITATION AND REFERENCE STYLE: All assignments for the School of Security and Global Studies (papers, essays, exams, and Forums) must follow the Turabian citation method. An online copy of may be found at:

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html. Students should be aware that in-text citations are the preferred method for citing sources (rather than in footnotes or endnotes). Any notes used in essays or assignments should be limited to extraneous information that the student wishes to include. The format for in-text citations is given in the Turabian guide linked above. Students are to use the parenthetical form (P) within the text of the document and the reference list form (R) in providing a list of sources. See more information on citation style in the Week 1 Lesson.

NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Forum 1 3.75 %
Forum 2 3.75 %
Forum 3 3.75 %
Forum 4 3.75 %
Forum 5 3.75 %
Forum 6 3.75 %
Forum 7 3.75 %
Forum 8 3.75 %
Home Assignment 25.00 %
Home Assignment 25.00 %
Term Paper 45.00 %
Week 4 Country Study 45.00 %
  1. Required texts: None
  2. Required readings: All online materials are provided by the instructor and appear under the tab of Resources.
  3. Additional Resources: They are listed in folder of Selected Resources under the tab of Resources.
  4. Websites: Additional websites are given in folder External Websites under the tab of Resources.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.