ARAB 207 Fall 2012 The Modern Middle East (D)

Cross Listed as JWST217, HIST207, REL239, INST101
This survey course addresses the main economic, religious, political and cultural trends in the modern Middle East. Topics to be covered include the cultural diversity of the Middle East, relations with Great Powers, the impact of imperialism, the challenge of modernity, the creation of nation states and nationalist ideologies, the discovery of oil, radical religious groups, and war and peace. Throughout the course these significant changes will be evaluated in light of their impact on the lives of a variety of individuals in the region and especially how they have grappled differently with increasing Western political and economic domination. This course is part of the Exploring Diversity Initiative because it compares the differences and similarities between different cultures and societies in the Middle East and the various ways they have responded to one another in the past.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on participation, short papers, quizzes, group project and final exam
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Prerequisites: none; open to all
Enrollment Preference: completion of course admission survey if overenrolled
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Distribution Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under ARAB
Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: ARAB Arabic Studies Electives,HIST Group E Electives - Middle East,HIST Group G Electives - Global History,INST Middle Eastern Studies Electives,JWST Elective Courses
Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 30-40
Class Number: 1373
ARAB207-01(F) LEC The Modern Middle East (D) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity Initiative Magnus T. Bernhardsson
MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Griffin 6 1373
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