You are here: Course Descriptions


HIST-248 Introduction to the Modern Middle East (3) Course Level: Undergraduate

Introduction to Modern Middle East (3) 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: fall.