Apr 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 354 - The Modern Middle East since 1918 (3 credits)


This course provides a survey of the social, economic and political history of the Middle East from the end of World War I to the Arab Spring and its aftermath. The impact of developments from the Ottoman reform period, the European colonial era and the years of political independence may be examined. The course may also explore a number of topics such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, the rise of nationalism, the role of oil, the resurgence of political Islam, direct American intervention in the region and the events of the “Arab Spring”. F, S, M, Su.