HIST211 - Modern Middle East History

Credits: 3

This course is a survey of the main political, economic, religious and political currents in the region of the world known as the Middle East. The emphasis will be on events since World War II. Topics will include colonialism, the rise of nationalism, the creation of modern nation-states, and the role of the state in an Islamic society. The relationship of the Middle East to the rest of the world, the United States in particular, will be discussed. The geographic and historical roots of many current issues will be emphasized. (Fulfills Social Science requirement.)

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