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Formation of the Contemporary Middle East

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

This course examines the formative historical developments that have helped shape the post-1798 Middle East. In particular, this course will study the region's modes of integration into the capitalist world economy; the shift from Ottoman to European hegemony and the subsequent superpower politics; the formation of the nation-state system with the displacement and violence it has involved, especially against minority ethnic and religious groups; the ideological rivalries for regional hegemony; class and gender politics alongside other subaltern identities; and finally, the dynamics of the Arab Spring.

Course ID: 
115 230
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit

Course List

For a representative, rather than comprehensive, list of courses that count towards the minor, see the Related Courses tab of the Bulletin. Other courses may also fulfill the requirements; students should consult their Iranian Studies minor adviser concerning which courses might fulfill minor requirements.