Fall 2018 not offered
|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 vs. Islam, U.S. involvement in the region, Turkish and Kurdish nationalisms, and the Sunni-Shia divide within Islam. Finally, the course will address the causes of the Arab Spring and discuss the ongoing turmoil, including the rise of Da'ish/Islamic State, that reform movements unleashed.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEC)(CIR)(CMES)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
William Cleveland, A HISTORY OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST
Alan Pappe, THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST
Alaa al-Aswany, THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING
Further readings on electronic reserve
|Examination and Assignments: |
Mid-term exam. Two 5-7 page papers on assigned topics. Final exam.