2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHIST 4030 Modern Middle East History

This course is a multi-dimensional overview of the Middle East region from the mid-nineteenth through the early twenty-first centuries with particular attention to the most dominant religious, colonial, national, ideological, material, social, and individual forces which have been shaping it. Although more than a dozen national settings will be addressed, primary focus will be on Egypt, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Prerequisite: 3 credits of CHIST or CHUMS at the 3000-level OR permission of the instructor.




6 credits of CHIST or CHUMS at the 3000-level


Fulfills Global Perspectives requirement.