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Academic Year 2002/2003
Arab World in the 20th Century
HIST 234 SP
This course surveys history, colonialism, culture and religion of the contemporary Arabic-speaking countries. Emphasis is on current problems: women's rights, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Westernization versus Islam. The
course will include discussion of two contemporary Arabic novels and two Arab films.
Hanan al-Shayk, BEIRUT BLUES
Fouad Ajami, THE ARAB PREDICAMENT
Fatima Mernissi, BEYOND THE VEIL
Benny Morris, RIGHTEOUS VICTIMS
Edward Said, THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE
readings on reserve. (Note: The
reading may vary from year to year.)
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Midterm exam. Two 5 page papers on assigned topics. Take-home final exam.
Unless preregistered students attend the first class meeting or communicate directly with the instructor prior to the first class, they will be dropped from the class list. NOTE: Students must still submit a completed
Drop/Add form to the Registrar's
Gen Ed Area Dept:
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Masters,Bruce A.
- Times: .M.W.F. 09:00AM-09:50AM; Location: PAC107
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 40)
- SR. major: 3 Jr. major: 3
- SR. non-major: 7 Jr. non-major: 7 SO: 10 FR: 10
- Curricular Renewal: Writing
Last Updated on MAR-18-2003
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