The Middle East in the 20th Century (HIST 279.3)

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HIST 279 02 January 2018
HIST 279 02 January 2017


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.


3 credit units HIST at the 100-Level, or INTS 101, or 30 credit units of University

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