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HIST 3390 Modern Middle East — 4 credits

This course covers the history of the Modern Middle East from the nineteenth century to the present. Beginning with a brief review of the early expansion of Islam, the course will focus on the reforming movements of the nineteenth century, the experience of European colonialism, the growth of nationalism, decolonization, and the events of the Arab Spring. The readings will blend primary sources on political and national policies with more autobiographical sources focusing on the experiences of individuals. Offered in the College for Women.