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SS-340 Middle Eastern Society and Culture

3 Credits

An examination the society and culture of the Middle East - the countries and peoples between and including Egypt and Iran - from historical, social, and political perspectives. The first half of the course examines the Islamic heritage, the socioeconomic structure of the region, the impact of imperialism, and the rise of nationalism. The second half focuses upon states, political movements and social structure in the region, from independence to the present.