MES 321K • History of the Arab World
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
An introduction to the Arab world, for students who wish to understand to society, culture and past of this important region. The course reviews the main historical events, particularly of the last two centuries, describing the nature of premodern Arab society, the effects of modernization, and the contemporary scene and conflicts.
Midterm exam 35% 3 short reports 20% Final exam 45%
Polk, The Arab World Marcus, The Middle East on the Eve of Modernity Lamb, The Arabs