21H.615 The Middle East in 20th Century

Spring 2003

Photograph of globe showing Middle East.
Photograph of globe showing the Middle East. (Image courtesy of Daniel Bersak.)

Course Highlights

This course includes handouts related to the topic and general writing guides, which are located in the study materials section. This course also features archived syllabi from various semesters.

Course Description

This course explores the 20th-century history of the Middle East, concentrating on the Fertile Crescent, Egypt, Turkey, the Arabian peninsula, and Iran. We will begin by examining the late Ottoman Empire and close with the events of 9/11 and their aftermath. Readings will include historical surveys, novels, and primary source documents.

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Prof. Mona L. Russell
Prof. Shariann Lewitt

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session