LEAD 150
Movers and Shakers in the Middle East Fall 2017
Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed HIST 111 / ARAB 111 / LEAD 150
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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: 15-19
Class#: 1979
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: first-year or sophomore standing; juniors or seniors with permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: first-year students, and then sophomores who have not previously taken a 100-level seminar
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under ARAB
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 111 Division II ARAB 111 Division II LEAD 150 Division II
Attributes: GBST Middle Eastern Studies Electives
HIST Group E Electives - Middle East
JWST Elective Courses
LEAD Facets or Domains of Leadership

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