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A Jawed Zouari
HIST 490
Seattle Campus

Topics in History

Examines special topics in history.

Class description

This course surveys the political, cultural, and social history of the Middle East. It will follow a comparative approach in assessing the patterns and processes of social, political, and cultural developments in various Middle Eastern and North African states and societies. The course will focus on several key issues such us colonialism, nationalism, and cultural reform. Other issues will also be addressed and will include the role of oil in Middle Eastern/ Western relations, the role of religion, and the Arab Israeli conflict.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by A Jawed Zouari
Date: 06/21/2010