HIST 282: Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization

HIST 282-001: Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization
(Spring 2024)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR

Planetary Hall 212

Section Information for Spring 2024

This course will examine the events and processes that have shaped the modern Middle East. After a brief review of the region's pre-modern history, the focus will be on challenges confronting the various nation-states of the region, 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.


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. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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