HIS 259 Modern Middle East: HI1

HIS 259 Modern Middle East: HI1

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Prerequisite: CCR 092

Explores the political, economic, social and cultural development of the Middle East from the late Ottoman Empire to the present. Focuses upon the influences of Islam and Western ideas, diplomacy, and economic involvement upon institutions and ideas of modern Middle Eastern society, while exploring the perspectives of gender, class, race, and ethnicity. Also focuses upon developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in this discipline.