History of the Middle East in the modern period after 1800; rise of the nation states, relationship with the West, and role of Islam. Note: Students in the BYU Middle East Studies/Arabic major or minor program must obtain approval from the MESA Coordinator or the Kennedy Center Academic Advisor before taking the online course. General transcript title: Topics in Middle East Studies

Course Details

Course Outline
Lesson 1: Approaching the Middle East
Lesson 2: “Premodern” Social and Political Developments
Lesson 3: Interaction with a Global System
Lesson 4: The Middle East, Modernity, and Reasserting Control
Lesson 5: Imperialism and the Middle East
Lesson 6: Islam, Secularism, and Modernity
Lesson 7: Constitutionalism in the Middle East
Lesson 8: WWI and State-Building by Decree
Lesson 9: State-Building by Revolution and Conquest
Lesson 10: Nationalism and Struggles for Independence in the Middle East
Lesson 11: The Palestine Mandate and Conflict between Arabs and Jews
Lesson 12: Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Contemporary Era
Lesson 13: Nasser and the Arab World
Lesson 14: State and Society in the Middle East and Its View from the Outside
Lesson 15: Israel as an Independent State: The Rise of Modernization Theory
Lesson 16: Iran and Revolution, and Changing Patterns of War and Peace
Lesson 17: Syria, Iraq, and Oil
Lesson 18: The Intifada and Israeli-Palestinian Relations
Lesson 19: Turkey, Iran, Lebanon, and Political Islam
Lesson 20: Arab Spring, Globalization, and US Relations with the Middle East
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A History of the Modern Middle East- 5th Edition (Required)
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The Modern Middle East: A History- 3rd Edition (Required)
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