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College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 2650 - Middle East Since 1945

Credit Hours: 3.00
Prerequisites: None

This course provides an introduction to the history and culture of the modern Middle East and the major events which have shaped its development since 1945. Events such as independence, Arab‑Israeli Conflict, and the Cold War as well as their resulting legacies within the region will be highlighted. Particular reference will be given to not only key cultural and artistic contributions of the region but also to such ongoing regional challenges as poverty, income inequality, modernization/liberalization, and the relationship between Islam and the state. The effectiveness and potential future impact of such regional solutions as Pan‑Arabism, Pan‑Islam, and Islamic Fundamentalism will be explored.

Contact Hours: 3
Billable Contact Hours: 3

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