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History (HIST)

Department of History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

HIST 3703 [0.5 credit]

Oil and International Politics

Petroleum as a factor in war and diplomacy: Oil in the world wars, development of Middle Eastern oil, nationalization crises in Mexico and Iran, rise of OPEC, nationalist challenges to international corporate control the oil crisis of the 1970s, oil and the Gulf War. (Field b or c)
Prerequisite: a 2000-level history course or third-year standing and 1.0 credit in history.
Lectures three hours a week.

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