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Spring 2014-2015
* HIS 267 / NES 267 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Modern Middle East

Max D. Weiss

An introduction to the history of the Middle East from the late eighteenth century through the turn of the twenty-first, with an emphasis on the Arab East, Iran, Israel, and Turkey.

Sample reading list:
James Gelvin, The Modern Middle East
Irfan Orga, Portrait of a Turkish Family
Waguih Ghali, Beer in the Snooker Club
Ghassan Kanafani, Returning to Haifa and other Stories

Reading/Writing assignments:
150-200 pages of reading per week. One paper, mid-term, and final exam.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 30%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41871 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   East Pyne Building   010   Enrolled:19 Limit:45
41872 P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   McCormick Hall   361   Enrolled:8 Limit:13
41873 P02 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
41874 P03 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Dickinson Hall   211   Enrolled:7 Limit:13
42890 P04 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   34   Enrolled:4 Limit:13
42891 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled