GBST 409
Crescent, Cross, and Star. Religion and Politics in the Middle East Fall 2019
Division II
Cross-listed GBST 409 / ARAB 409 / HIST 409
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Is religion the most powerful force in the Middle East? Is religion becoming more prominent in the political sphere and what impact will that have on religious minorities and the status of women in the Middle East? Using a case study and historical approach, this course will consider the development of religiously inspired political ideologies in the Middle East in the 19th and 20th century. We will explore the experience of Iran, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Jordan and evaluate role of religious actors, institutions, and ideologies in constructing national identities, policymaking, state-building, regime change, conflict, and war.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 12
Class#: 1288
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation and a 25-page research paper
Prerequisites: none; preference will be given to History, Jewish Studies and Arabic Studies Majors and to those who have taken History 207
Enrollment Preferences: History majors
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
GBST 409 Division II ARAB 409 Division II HIST 409 Division II

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