HIST245

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Reformers, Radicals, and Revolutionaries: The Middle East in the Twentieth Century
Grade Method: 
Reg, P-F, Aud
Credits: 
3
Sections: 
0101
Peter Wien
Description: 
Credit only granted for: HIST219W or HIST245. Formerly: HIST219W. The 20th century was a period of dramatic changes in the Middle East. Within the global context of the two World Wars and the Cold War, countries in the region struggled with the effects of colonialism and painful processes of decolonization. The course offers a thematic-comparative approach to issues such as social and political reform, nationalism, the colonial experience, independence struggles, models of governance, political violence, and Islamism. Course lectures and the analysis and discussion of primary sources will lead students to understand that the peoples of the Middle East found answers to the challenges posed by Western dominance based on their specific historical, cultural and socio-economic circumstances.
Term: 
Spring 2018
Level: 
Undergraduate
Department: 
History