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HIST 380 History of the Middle East

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 101, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course surveys the history of the Middle East and North Africa with emphasis on the period from the 6th century C.E. (A.D.) to the present. The course focuses on the major social, economic, political and cultural transformations of the region, while taking into account both regional and global contexts of interaction and change in a comparative format. This course will provide students with a historical understanding of the impact of European colonialism, the discovery of petroleum and its consequences, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and the role played by the United States in the region.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DESCRIBE AND ANALYZE THE ANCIENT HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA. - SLO 1