The Making of the Modern Middle East, 1750 to the Present

HIST 1455 S01 [CRN: 25795]

From North Africa to Afghanistan, and Turkey to the Arabian peninsula, the goal of this course is to provide students with a robust background in modern Middle Eastern history, broadly defined. We begin in the long nineteenth century, an era of intense social and economic transformation that led to the collapse of the Ottoman empire and emergence of a new state system, primarily under British and French colonial rule. We then explore forces shaping the contemporary region, including nationalism, oil, regional conflicts and the Cold War, Islamism and mass politics, and military interventions by the US and other world powers. M
Term
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
999
Primary Instructor
Meetings
12:00 am - 12:50 am Mon, Wed, Fri - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
05 (May 15, 2014 2:00pm)