LEAD 150
Movers and Shakers in the Middle East Spring 2010
Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed LEAD 150 / HIST 111
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This course examines the careers, ideas, and impact of leading politicians, religious leaders, intellectuals, and artists in the Middle East in the twentieth century. Utilizing biographical studies and the general literature on the political and cultural history of the period, this course will analyze how these individuals achieved prominence in Middle Eastern society and how they addressed the pertinent problems of their day, such as war and peace, relations with Western powers, the role of religion in society, and the status of women. A range of significant individuals will be studied, including Gamal Abd al-Nasser, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Ayatollah Khomeini, Muhammad Mussadiq, Umm Khulthum, Sayyid Qutb, Anwar Sadat, Naghuib Mahfouz, and Huda Shaarawi.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 10-15
Class#: 3079
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, short essays, and a final paper
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-year students, and then sophomores who have not previously taken a 100-level seminar
Unit Notes: meets Group E requirement in History major only if registration is under HIST
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
LEAD 150 Division II HIST 111 Division II
Attributes: INST Middle Eastern Studies Electives
JWST Elective Courses
LEAD Facets or Domains of Leadership

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