History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 387: Topics in Global History

HIST 387-A01: Modern Middle East
(Summer 2017)

01:20 PM to 04:20 PM MWF

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 224

Section Information for Summer 2017

This course treats the Modern Middle East in the twentieth century by focusing on Iran, Turkey, Egypt, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Arab Spring. Major themes include colonialism, modernity, popular culture, religion, ideological currents, and political economy. The course will explore such widely-debated questions as political Islam, sectarianism, nationalism, development, identity, and gender issues. Course materials include a textbook for background reading, short primary documents for in-debt analysis, and four historical movies for discussion.

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

Non-Western Culture


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3-6

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest in global, Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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