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HIST350 - History of the Middle East

Course Details

Course Code: HIST350 Course ID: 3063 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines Middle Eastern history from the era of Suleyman the Magnificent, the 16th-century Ottoman sultan, to the late 20th century. It traces the roots of current Middle Eastern politics to social changes-- as the region lost its pivotal role in the world economy in the 19th century but gained oil wealth-- and to the political aftershocks of colonial occupation a century ago. Themes include the emergence off dictatorship and violence in politics during the 20th century, and especially the conflicts centered on the emergence of Israel; the rise of new political ideologies, nationalism, liberalism, and Islamism; the rise of women’s rights movements, and the reasons that political conflict has come to center on women’s status; and the polarization of rich and poor classes that continues to destabilize domestic politics. (Prerequisites: HIST300/HS334 for History and Military History majors only)





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:A History of the Modern Middle East, 5th ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN:9780813348339
Publication Info:Westview Press
Author:Cleveland
Unit Cost:$51.75
Book Title:Revolutionary Iran: A History of the Islamic Republic, 1st Ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780199322268
Publication Info:Oxford University Press
Author:Axworthy
Unit Cost:$25.41
Book Title:The Crusades Through Arab Eyes - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN:9780863560231
Author:Maalouf
Unit Cost:$24.25

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.