HIST 207
The Modern Middle East
Last Offered Fall 2023
Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Cross-listed REL 239 / ARAB 207 / JWST 217 / GBST 102 / LEAD 207
This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

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.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 40
Expected: 30-40
Class#: 1885
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: participation, online responses, quizzes, midterm, and final exam
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: History & Arabic majors, and Jewish studies concentrators; completion of course admission survey if overenrolled
Distributions: Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
REL 239 Division II ARAB 207 Division II HIST 207 Division II JWST 217 Division II GBST 102 Division II LEAD 207 Division II
DPE Notes: This course introduces students to the incredible diversity of the Middle East. It will explore how people of different backgrounds and in different situations have responded in diverse ways to the problems of the day. Students will acquire the critical tools to assess a number of interpretations of the past and how to understand and appreciate the many narratives in the Middle East today that have profound political and cultural implications.
Attributes: GBST Middle Eastern Studies
HIST Group E Electives - Middle East
JWST Elective Courses
LEAD Facets or Domains of Leadership

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