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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2005

MES 321K • History of the Arab World

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40935 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
GAR 7
Marcus, A

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

Midterm exam 35% 3 short reports 20% Final exam 45%

Texts

Polk, The Arab World Marcus, The Middle East on the Eve of Modernity Lamb, The Arabs

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