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HIS 2219 Survey of the Middle East

A survey of the Middle East, beginning with an overview of early history and the rise of Islam, and then concentrating on historical developments since the 19th century, tracing the development of Zionism, Arab, Turkish, Kurdish and Iranian nationalisms, the involvement of the superpowers and the U.N. and the resulting crises.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: History
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the evolving historical interpretations of major topics and eras in Middle Eastern history.
  • Utilize critical reading and comprehension skills to synthesize the content of scholarly writing on Latin American history and evaluate the effectiveness of written works.
  • Apply knowledge of Middle Eastern history to the understanding of contemporary social, political, and economic issues and trends.
  • Critically analyze primary source documents in Middle East history and use them to construct well-organized, well-argued historical accounts.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3