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HIST 316 The Middle East in Modern Times (CORE—Non-Western Civilization)

Prerequisite: HIST 263 or permission of the instructor. (Second semester/4 credits)

A study of the Middle East in the modern world. Emphasis on the 20th century. National movements, Pan-Arabism, Zionism and the struggle over Palestine. The Arab-Israeli conflict, the Arab world, the influence of oil, terrorism and recent wars. Political, social and economic developments.