Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, or 6 credits of history, or permission of the instructor. (Second semester—even years/3 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.