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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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Courses

NES 2619 History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle East

Course description

(summer only) This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

This course examines the history and politics of the Middle East and its central place in world affairs from the turn of the twentieth century down to the present. Beginning with the end of the Ottoman Empire and European colonization and domination of the entire region following WWI, we will study the emergence of Arab, Turkish, Persian nationalisms and Zionism, social and religious reform, the discovery of oil and its strategic importance in world political economy, the role of the region in the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union, the conflict between Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab states, the political use of Islam and 9/11/01 and its aftermath, the Arab uprisings of the last few years and the civil wars that followed, and the American sponsored nuclear agreement with Iran. Assigned readings and film viewing will be supplemented with translated primary sources for use in class and section meeting discussions.

Classes

NES 2619 001-LEC On-campus Extra-session

Number:1268
Class dates:July 16-August 3, 2018
Days/times:M-F 9 AM - 11 AM Goldwin Smith Hall 142
Credit:3
Related:NES 2619 201-DIS
NES 2619 202-DIS
NES 2619 203-DIS
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 2623 001-LEC

NES 2619 201-DIS On-campus Extra-session

Number:1269
Class dates:July 16-August 3, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM McGraw Hall 366
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:10
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in NES 2619 001-LEC
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 2623 201-DIS

NES 2619 202-DIS On-campus Extra-session

Number:1270
Class dates:July 16-August 3, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM McGraw Hall 365
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:10
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in NES 2619 001-LEC
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 2623 202-DIS

NES 2619 203-DIS On-campus Extra-session

Number:1271
Class dates:July 16-August 3, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM McGraw Hall 145
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:10
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in NES 2619 001-LEC
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 2623 203-DIS

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