Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2019


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HIST 275 001 (CRN: 25988)


Department: History
Instructor: Tannoury-Karam, Sana
Meeting: 9:00AM - 9:50AM MWF (7-JAN-2019 - 19-APR-2019) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 19
Section Enrolled: 6
Enrollment data as of: 18-JUL-2024 12:14AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Take-Home Exam
Final Exam Time:
2:00PM - 5:00PM U
Description: This course is an introduction to the history of the Modern Middle East: the Arab countries of the Levant and North Africa, as well as Turkey, Iran, and Israel. It covers the main events that shaped the region from the final years of the Ottoman empire, to the creation of the nation-states by Western colonialism, to the struggles for independence and decolonization. The course tackles some of the following themes: reform and modernization in the Ottoman Empire; World War One and its impact on the Middle East; the emergence of a new world order, and modern states and their political systems since World War I; and the transformation of Middle Eastern societies during this same period under the impact of colonialism, independence, regional wars, and oil. It also sheds light on particular social and cultural phenomena: the role of women in society; changing notions of gender roles; class formation and relations; and cultural expressions through art, literature and new modes and spaces of sociability.