Modern Middle East: Beyond Oil, Strategy, and Political Conflict
Course #: EDUC_716E
Semester Credits: 3
Modern Middle East is both a stimulating and captivating topic. Beginning with World War I, this comprehensive course transports you to the conflict-torn and complex Middle East, where you relive its vibrant history and politics. As you unravel this arena of confrontation and instability, you will gain a unique perspective into this region's complexities, as well as understand how all of it affects the lives of its inhabitants, and ultimately the global population. Through two intensely-researched texts that include valuable photographs, a glossary, charts, and maps, each author painstakingly presents their subject matter in a simplified manner that is easy to comprehend.
This in-depth study provides a solid foundation for the intricacies and intrigue of the Middle East. It is essential knowledge for anyone wanting to better understand this region. Beginning with an analysis of its historical and political evolution, key materials include a valuable mix of the issues that continue to influence, challenge, and plague it. These topics include religion, culture, economics, government, population, ethnicity, gender equality, education, urbanization, refugees, labor, war, human rights, oil, water resources, and the environment. Many of these subjects are evolving and remain unsolved, and may at times cause turbulence; all of which results in global headlines.
The roots of the Middle East's global significance go deeper than oil, strategy, and political conflict. The only thing certain is that it will continue to hold a global fascination on the world as daily challenges and change gain momentum and become the norm. Beginning with an understanding and appreciation of the region's past, pages of modern Middle East are brought to life with such vibrancy that you will be anxious to share these dynamic and thought-provoking topics with your students.
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Contemporary World History and Politics
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