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HIST 291. Modern Middle East. 3 Hours.

A study of the Middle East, with special attention given to the 19th and 20th centuries.Major themes include Islam and traditional Middle Eastern society and culture, the impact of Western imperialism in the Middle East, and the effort to build strong and independent nations out of the remnants of the Ottoman, French, and British empires. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Cultures and Peoples requirement for graduation.