2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 10813 Introduction to the Modern Middle East

This survey course is an introduction to the history, politics, culture and societies of the modern Middle East. To understand how and why the Middle East changed from a relatively peaceful region into a radicalized environment, we will study the Middle Eastern experiences with European imperialism, authoritarian rule, the challenges of the social and economic development, the rise of political Islam, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the oil, and the role of the United States in the region. (ME)