|Certificates: Civic Engagement, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies|
This course surveys the history, culture, and religion of the contemporary Middle East. Emphasis is on the historical roots of current problems. These include the Arab-Israeli conflict, Westernization versus Islam, U.S. involvement in the region, democritization in the Arab World, and the Sunni-Shia divide within Islam. In addition, issues of social change and cultural production in times of trouble will be discussed.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEC)(CIR)(CMES)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
William Cleveland, A HISTORY OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST
Charles Smith, PALESTINE AND THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
|Examination and Assignments: |
Midterm exam. Two five page papers on assigned topics. Final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance and class participation will be factored into final grade
|Instructor(s): Masters,Bruce A. Times: .M.W.F. 09:00AM-09:50AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 5||SO: 8||FR: 10|