Intro to the Middle East: B Term course opportunity

There is still ample space in this timely B-Term course on the Modern Middle East; if appropriate, please publicize to your students. A PDF flier is attached, with the primary text from that flier reproduced below.

JSIS A 215/NEAR E 213
INTRODUCTION TO THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST (5)
MTWThF 940-1150 (B TERM)
INSTRUCTOR: DENIS BASIC

This intensive, introductory course to the Modern Middle East is interdisciplinary in the true sense of the word, covering geography, history, politics, economics, international relations, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the status of women, religion, class and ethnicity, patterns of population growth, and the literature of the region. Geographically speaking, we shall cover not only the Arab world (the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and North Africa), but also Iran, Israel, and Turkey. As to the historical time frame, we shall browse the region through centuries down to antiquity. However, our temporal focus will be the post-World War II period, with a particular emphasis on the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century.

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