2020 Courses

  • Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.

Course description

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

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:NES 2619 001-LEC
Number:1250
Class dates:July 13-31, 2020
Time / room:M-F 9 AM - 11 AM / TBA
Credit:3
Related:NES 2619 201-DIS
NES 2619 202-DIS
NES 2619 203-DIS
NES 2619 204-DIS
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 2623 001-LEC

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:NES 2619 201-DIS
Number:1251
Class dates:July 13-31, 2020
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM / TBA
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Brann, R. (rb23)
Max. enroll:17
Restrictions:Cap at 17 between GOVT/NES
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in NES 2619 001-LEC
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 2623 201-DIS
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:NES 2619 202-DIS
Number:1259
Class dates:July 13-31, 2020
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM / TBA
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Brann, R. (rb23)
Max. enroll:17
Restrictions:Cap at 17 between GOVT/NES
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in NES 2619 001-LEC
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 2623 202-DIS
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:NES 2619 203-DIS
Number:1260
Class dates:July 13-31, 2020
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM / TBA
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Brann, R. (rb23)
Max. enroll:17
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in NES 2619 001-LEC
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 2623 203-DIS
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:NES 2619 204-DIS
Number:1261
Class dates:July 13-31, 2020
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM / TBA
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Brann, R. (rb23)
Max. enroll:17
Restrictions:Cap at 17 between GOVT/NES
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in NES 2619 001-LEC
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 2623 204-DIS
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

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