The Middle East From the 18th Century to the Present
General Catalog Course Title:
The Middle East From the 18th Century to the Present
Terms Offered:
Fall 2014
Fall 2013
Spring 2011

This course surveys the key processes, events and personalities that have shaped the societies, states and economies of the Middle East since the 18th century. It is designed to help contextualize current developments, to identify various interpretative frameworks for approaching history in general and for understanding the Middle East in particular, and to acquaint students with a variety of useful sources ranging from film to specialized academic articles. Students are expected to attend every class to hear the lecture, ask questions and participate in discussion. 

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