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HIST 103

History of the Modern Middle East

Description
Survey from late 18th century to the present. Topics include imperialism and dissolution of the Ottoman Empire; World War I, the Mandate System, and the growth of nationalism; secularism versus fundamentalist Islam; formation of the state of Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the Iranian Revolution; U.S.-Middle East relations and thee quest for oil; the changing status of women. Prerequisites: Upper division standing and instructor consent

Grading
Normal Grade Rules

Units
4