Middle East 1800-Present

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Asian Languages & Civilization

Course Number: 
148
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as HIST 191 [ME] and ASLC 148 [WA].) This course surveys the history of the Middle East from 1800 to the present. The focus is threefold: following political, social and intellectual trends as they evolve over time, exploring contemporary historical and methodological debates and analysis, and introducing students to important historical literature of the period. The class is divided into modules: “From Subject to Citizen,” “Engineering a Modern Middle East,” “Nationalism and the Quest for Independence,” “Islamist Opposition,” and “Taking Sovereignty: Contemporary Debates and the Post-Modern Era.” The class is discussion-oriented and writing intensive. Two class meetings per week.

Spring semester. Professor Ringer.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Crosslisted Section ID: 
HIST-191-01,ASLC-148-01
Schedule #: 
ASLC-148-01-1213S

Course Sections

Middle East 1800-Present
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Monica Ringer

mmringer@amherst.edu

TTH 08:30AM-09:50AM

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