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The Modern Middle East

HIST 234
Spring 2018
Section: 01  
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 vs. Islam, U.S. involvement in the region, Turkish and Kurdish nationalisms, and the Sunni-Shia divide within Islam. Finally, the course will address the causes of the Arab Spring and discuss the ongoing turmoil, including the rise of Da'ish/Islamic State, that reform movements unleashed.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on DEC-15-2017
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