|Certificates: Civic Engagement, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies|
This course surveys the history, culture, and religion of the contemporary Middle East. Emphasis is on the historical roots of current problems. These include the Arab-Israeli conflict, Westernization versus Islam, U.S. involvement in the region, and the Sunni-Shia divide within Islam. Finally, the course will address the causes of the Arab Spring and discuss possible outcomes of the ongoing turmoil that reform movements unleashed.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
William Cleveland & Martin Bunton, A HISTORY OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST
Charles Smith, PALESTINE AND THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
Other readings on electronic reserve at Olin Library.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Midterm exam. Two five page papers on assigned topics. Final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance and class participation will be factored into final grade
|Instructor(s): Masters,Bruce A. Times: .M.W.F. 09:00AM-09:50AM; Location: PAC002; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: -6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 10||FR: 10|