LEAD 150 Spring 2013 Movers and Shakers in the Middle East (D) (W)

Cross Listed as HIST111, ARAB111
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.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, short essays, and a final paper
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Prerequisites: none; first-year or sophomore standing
Enrollment Preference: first-year students, and then sophomores who have not previously taken a 100-level seminar
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Distribution Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under ARAB
Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: ARAB Arabic Studies Electives,HIST Group E Electives - Middle East,INST Middle Eastern Studies Electives,JWST Elective Courses,LEAD Facets or Domains of Leadership
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 15-19
Class Number: 3436
LEAD150-01(S) SEM Movers&Shakers in Middle East (D) (W) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity InitiativeWriting Intensive Magnus T. Bernhardsson
TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Schapiro Hall 241 3436
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