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HIST 267  The (Un) Making of the Modern Middle East  Units: 3.00  
Over the past century, the Middle East has experienced rapid social, cultural, and political change. Employing historical documents, films, and music this course introduces the global and local forces that radically transformed the Middle East over the 20th century.
Learning Hours: 120 (36 Lecture, 84 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Acquire basic understanding of the geopolitics of Southwest Asia and North Africa in the 20th century.
  2. Develop an appreciation of the main forces affecting the development of states in the region.
  3. Study the long-term impact of the Cold War and Super Power struggles over local resources.
  4. Critically analyze accounts of local conflicts.
  5. Analyze primary sources including memoirs and blogs.