History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 282: Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization

HIST 282-001: Survey of Middle East Civilization II
(Spring 2017)

David King Hall 2053

Section Information for Spring 2017

This course will examine the events and processes that have shaped the modern Middle East. In the first half of the course, students will explore the varying histories of nation-states that comprise this region, while in the second half, the focus will be on challenges confronting the region as a whole, such as the impact of economic modernization, the consequences of war and civil war, the issue of gender, and ideological change and the Arab Spring. These topics will be investigated based on readings, documentaries, literature and films by and about the Middle East.

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

Non-Western Culture

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Survey of Middle Eastern history from rise of Islam to present, emphasizing processes that led to emergence of economic, cultural, social, and political institutions that characterize region today. Surveys medieval period to present. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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