2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 30703 Modern Egypt: A History

From the formation of the Egyptian state in the beginning of the 19th century until the current regime of President Mubarak, this course traces the struggle of Egyptian state and society to build a modern, but authentic, nation. The course addresses European imperialism, westernization, the rise of Arab nationalism, authoritarianism and political Islam among other forces that shaped the unique Egyptian experience. Social issues such as the formation of modern classes, women's position in society, and the contribution of minorities will be examined to understand continuity and change in Egyptian society. (ME)