Academic Catalog

HIST414 HISTORY OF THE CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EAST:1950 PRESENT

Course Code: 2400414
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: History
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Res.Assist. OYA GZEL DURMAZ
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The course aims at helping the students to develop their understanding of such questions in the Middle East in the 20th century as economic development and political changes; the development of nations, nationalism and the nation-states; the emergence of Pan-Arab nationalism; Arab socialism and Islamic fundamentalism; the role of the military in the nation-state formation; the state and the politics of religious resurrection; Arab-Israeli wars and the Arab Cold War; the Middle East and the new world order.