Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2019 - 2020 
    
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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2019 - 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 418 - Modern Middle East: History, Politics and Culture

Credits 3
Recommended prior coursework: GEOG 220  HIST 120  HIST 130   Recommended prior coursework: GEOG-220, HIST-120, HIST-130. The Middle East is a region many in the West today view with apprehension and hostility. This course will examine the historical, cultural and political forces from the 19th and 20th centuries that have made the region what it is today. Special emphasis will be given to understanding contemporary Islamic and Jewish politics and culture, as well as ways in which the West has interacted with the Middle East over the past century.