Subject: History
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: History


This course surveys the history of the Middle East during the long 20th century. Topics covered include the so-called demise of the Ottoman empire; republicanism and constitutional reform; modernization and westernization; the nation-state system and the many shades of nationalisms; women, gender, sexuality; imperial culture, decolonization, and post colonialism; Zionism and the creation of Israel; oil and the environment; political Islam and the Iranian revolution of 1979; 9/11 and the Global War on Terror; and the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

Prerequisite(s): 3 credit units HIST at the 100-Level or 30 credit units of University

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