sap course 1429479294

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 443

Course Title:

Modern Middle Eastern History

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Introduction to the political history of the modern Middle East. Political developments from the late 18th century to the present. The Western penetration into the region. Modernization attempts and revolutions in the Ottoman Empire, Egypt and Iran. World War I and emergence of new nation-states. The Arab-Israeli conflict. The Kurdish question.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Senior
Semester: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Elective
Required Reading: 
1. William L. Cleveland, A History of the Modern Middle East (Westview Press, 2000).
Course Objective: 

The major objective of this course is to analyze the dynamics of Middle Eastern politics from an historical perspective. The course aims to provide the students with critical knowledge on the key issues and conflicts in the region.

Extended Description: 

Introduction to the political history of the modern Middle East. Political developments from the late 18th century to the present. The Western penetration into the region. Modernization attempts and revolutions in the Ottoman Empire, Egypt and Iran throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. World War I and emergence of new nation-states. Redrawing of borders and the emergence of new nation states. The Arab-Israeli conflict. The Kurdish question. Politics of Oil. Globalization, democratization and civil initiatives in the region.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Identify and explain the key issues and conflicts in the Middle Eastern politics since 18th century up to present. 
2. Understand the impact and political strategies of imperial powers in the Middle Eastern region.
3. Understand the nature and dynamics of the nation –building process and nationalist movements in the region.
4. Understand the relations between the regional states/groups.
5. Analyze and critically assess the emerging political, economic and social issues in the region.
6. Construct well-structured and coherent arguments on Middle Eastern politics.
7. Communicate effectively in speech and writing.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Reading
Peer Teaching
Demonstrating
Oral Presentation
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Written Project
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Quizzes /Homeworks
32
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
16
hrs
Final Exam
16
hrs
Research Review
16
hrs
Case Study Analysis
16
hrs

Prepared By:

Aylin Özman

Revised By:

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