HIST 364 - The Modern Middle East
Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Social Justice
Emergence of states and societies of the modern Middle East. Disintegration of pre-modern empires and evolution from traditional societies into modern nation-states of the Arab world, Turkey, and Iran; responses to Western colonialism; socio-religious reform; nationalism, pan-Arabism, and Islamism.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Know basic analytic concepts for interpreting historical evidence relating to the modern Middle East.
2. Achieve digital literacy in accessing and presenting information about major figures, ideas and events in modern Middle Eastern history.
3. Demonstrate significant knowledge of major events and trends in modern Middle Eastern history and society from the rise of Ottoman power in the 16th century to the present.
4. Write and speak clearly and persuasively about events and trends in modern Middle Eastern history, and work collaboratively with others in solving problems relating to social justice and diversity in the modern Middle East.
5. Provide original interpretation of assigned sources, and accurately reference all sources in coursework.
6. Comprehend how differences and similarities among diverse peoples and cultures over time shaped the history of the modern Middle East.
7. Show familiarity with the impact of western imperialism on the modern Middle East, as well as the intellectual challenge posed by post-Enlightenment colonial European powers.
8. Understand the role the Middle East has come to play in the international trade, financial relationships, and politics of the modern world.
9. Compare and contrast social justice concerns in the modern Middle East and American society, and how religion intersects with the quest for a more just society in both places.
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
1. Use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity.
2. Describe the challenges to achieving social justice.
3. Identify ways which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, and/or the world.
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