Feb 09, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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HIST 3330 - Oil, the Persian Gulf, and World Power


Examines the international politics of oil from a historical perspective, emphasizing the importance of the Persian Gulf. Topics include the roots and guiding principles behind oil policy; oil in the two world wars; postwar changes in global oil production, culminating in the oil crisis of the 1970s; the pattern and end of the British dominance in the Gulf; the subsequent expansion of the United States commitments in the region since the 1970s; the role of local nation-states, in particular Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia; oil today, and prospects for the future.

Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Critical skills: Contextualization
  • Critical skills: Historical thinking
  • Critical skills: Reading for argument
  • Critical skills: Strategic thinking
  • Writing skills: Argumentation



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