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HIST 276: Re-Making the Twentieth-Century Middle East

Term: Spring

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F3 F9

Major Requirement: History of Africa/Middle East
This course examines the history of Middle Eastern states and societies from World War I to the present, including the Arab countries as well as Iran, Israel and Turkey. The course surveys the main political, social, economic, and intellectual currents of the 20th-century Middle East and provides a basis for understanding both the domestic and international politics of the region. Topics include imperialism, nationalism, state and class formation, religion, Orientalism, women, the politics of oil, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Iranian revolution, the Gulf War and 9/11 and its aftermath.

Prerequisites: none.