Courses

  • HIST-2613 The Modern Middle East

    A historical and cultural study of the modern Middle East, focusing on Islamic culture, nationalism, secularization and the challenge of Westernization. Key topics include the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire, the establishment of Saudi Arabia, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Iranian Revolution, the Persian Gulf Wars, and the rise of political terrorism. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.