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Jewish Studies (J ST)

J ST 473 (IL) (HIST 473) The Contemporary Middle East (3) Political, economic, and social changes in Turkey, Iran, Israel, and the Arab countries in the twentieth century; Arab-Israeli conflict.

J ST(HIST) 473 The Contemporary Middle East (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course surveys and analyzes political, economic, and social changes in Turkey, Iran, Israel, and the Arab countries in the twentieth century, with a fair amount of attention paid to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Some time is devoted to the history of the Middle East, including pre-colonial societies, European colonialism, the rise of the nation state, decolonization, the rise of oil economy, and postcolonial legacies. Attention will be also be paid to Mandatory Palestine, the Jewish settlement of Palestine, and the emergence of the Arab-Israel and Israel-Palestine conflicts.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Other Cultures and Humanities
Effective: Fall 2015

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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