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Academic Year 2005/2006
Arab World in the 20th Century
HIST 234 FA
This course surveys history, culture and religion of the contemporary Arabic-speaking countries. Emphasis is on current problems: women's rights, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Westernization versus Islam, U.S. involvement
the region. The course will include discussion of two contemporary Arabic novels and two Arab films.
Fouad Ajami, THE ARAB PREDICAMENT Fatima Mernissi, BEYOND THE VEIL Amos Elon, ISRAELIS: FOUNDERS AND SONS Edward Said, THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE Additional supplementary readings on reserve. (Note: The reading
may vary from year to year.)
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Midterm exam. Two 5 page papers on assigned topics. Scheduled final exam.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Additional Requirements and/or Comments not known
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