History of Middle East and North Africa

HIST 260
3 CR

This course is a survey of the Middle East and North Africa from antiquity to the present. Major themes include the origin and evolution of monotheism; the rise and fall of various empires, such as the Persian and Ottoman, and the rise of their successor states; American and European influence; Arab nationalism; the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the emergence of radical Islamic movements such as Hamas and al Qaeda.

Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER reading score of 60, or a "C" in TSRE 55