2020-2021 Catalog Summer Update [Archived]

HRY 260 History of the Middle East

(Contact Hours: 3) This course will be a survey of Middle Eastern history with focus on the period from 1700 to present. Emphasis will be on the transformation of the Muslim world from its powerful high point in the age of its great empires, through a period of apparent decline vis-a-vis a resurgent Europe. Topics such as Imperialism, Zionism, Pan-Arabism, and the Arab-Israeli dispute will be discussed. PREREQUISITE: Writing and Reading -- minimum benchmarks will be enforced.