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HISTORY

HIST-248
Introduction to Middle Eastern History (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

The Middle East escapes any single definition; it has no readily-defined geographic, ethnic, religious, or political boundaries. This course surveys the historical experiences, institutions, and events that have connected the region's diverse peoples from the rise of Islam to the present. Usually offered every fall.

HIST-248
Introduction to the Modern Middle East (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Examines the history of the modern Middle East from the late eighteenth century to the present, during which Euro-American involvement intensified. Students consider the various representations of the Middle East and its people that contributed to Western political and cultural hegemony in this period. Attention is also given to (semi-)indigenous attempts to meet this challenge from the West. Usually offered every fall.