HIST-261: The Modern Middle East

Department
History
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
History
Course Number
261
Course Title
The Modern Middle East
Cross-Referenced Course
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
ENG-081/093 eligible
Catalog Course Description

Proceeding from the traditional civilizations in the Middle East, this course examines the impact of the industrialized powers, nationalism, industrialization, and religious and cultural change on the lands of the Middle East.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Ottoman Reforms in the 19th Century (Tanzimat)
  2. Nationalist Movements in the Ottoman Empire
  3. Britain, France, and Russia in the Middle East during the 19th Century
  4. Egypt under Mohammed Ali
  5. The Persian Empire during the Qajar Dynasty
  6. The Constitutional Movements in the Ottoman & Persian Empires
  7. World War I and the fall of the Ottoman Empire
  8. The Middle East during the Interwar Period
  9. Independence Movements in the Middle East after WWII
  10. The Modern Middle East since the Cold War
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
1. Outline time and chronology in Modern Middle Eastern History.
2. Identify, summarize, and analyze major elements of Modern Middle Eastern History.
3. Analyze cause and effect in Modern Middle Eastern History.
4. Trace elements of change and continuity in Modern Middle East History.
5. Emphasize parallelism by describing the impact of major events, personalities, and places upon Modern Middle Eastern History.

Detailed Learning Objectives (Optional)

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
1. Identify Ottoman Reforms in the 19th Century (Tanzimat).
2. Analyze Nationalist Movements in the Ottoman Empire.
3. Discuss the role of Britain, France, and Russia in the Middle East during the 19th Century.
4. Describe Egypt under Mohammed Ali.
5. Analyze the Persian Empire during the Qajar Dynasty.
6. Explain the constitutional movements in the Ottoman Persian Empires.
7. Analyze World War I and the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
8. Discuss the role of the Middle East during the Inter-War Period.
9. Describe independence movements in the Middle East after WWII.
10. Discuss the Modern Middle East since the Cold War.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
Assessment of academic achievement will be identified and implemented by the class instructor. Methods will include, but will not be limited to, individual projects, vocabulary, class participation (discussion and critiques), and tests.
Texts

Each instructor will select the teaching materials she/he feels are best suited to her/his course.

Outcomes

General Education Categories
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
Institutional Outcomes
  • Civil Society and Culture - U.S. and Global
MTA Categories
  • Category 4: Social Sciences
  • Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Satisfies Wellness Requirement
No

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
04/12/2019
AALC Approval Date
04/17/2019
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
05/13/2019