Spring 2008 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
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, 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: (CGST-MN)(CIVI-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(MEST-MN)(SISP-Hist Conc)
William Cleveland, A HISTORY OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST
Charles Smith, PALESTINE AND THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
Eric Davis, MEMORIES OF THE STATE: POLITICS, HISTORY, AND COLLECTIVE IDENTITY IN MODERN IRAQ
Gilles Kepel, JIHAD: THE TRAIL OF POLITICAL ISLAM
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Midterm exam. Two five page papers on assigned topics. Three in-class quizzes, final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance and class participation will be factored into final grade
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