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Formation of the Contemporary Middle East

Requirements: 
GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
181B
Subject: 
HISTORY

Focusing on the period from World War I to the recent past, the course emphasizes the eastern Arab world Egypt, greater Syria, and Iraq plus Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, and Israel. Themes include: integration of the region into the world economy; imperialism and the formation of the contemporary state system; competing forms of identity (national states, pan-Arab nationalism, Islam) and ideology (liberalism, Marxism, fascism, Islamism); changing gender relations; Palestine/Israel, decolonization, the Cold War; the transition from British to U.S. hegemony; and several contemporary crises.

Course ID: 
115 230
Grading: 
Letter (ABCD/NP)

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