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Spring 2017-2018
* NES 316 / HIS 299 / AAS 324 / JDS 316 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Muslims, Jews and Christians in North Africa: Interactions, Conflicts and Memory

M'hamed Oualdi

This has been as one of the main events of the modern times in North Africa: from the 1950s onwards, the Jewish local communities and the European settlers started to leave Libya, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria. We will study the various interactions between Muslims, Jews and Christians in this part of the Islamic world. How did Europeans transform North African Islam and local societies? We will as well explore the reasons why the local Jews and Europeans left en masse after the colonial period and how North African Muslims, Jews and former European settlers developed either a strong memory of a shared past or a mutual distrust even today.

Sample reading list:
Abdelwahab Meddeb and Benjamin Stora, A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations
Susan Gilson Miller, A History of Modern Morocco
Kenneth Perkins, A History of Modern Tunisia
James McDougall, A History of Modern Algeria
Phillip C. Naylor, North Africa: A History from Antiquity to the Present
Michael J. Willis, Politics and power in the Maghreb

Reading/Writing assignments:
120 pages of reading per week. 1. Weekly Response paper: each week students are to submit a one page "response" paper outlining their reactions to and thoughts on the assigned week's readings. 2. Presentation of primary sources that we will be using each week. 3. A quiz on week 7 about the most important dates and characters of North African history 4. A final paper (12 to 14 double-spaced pages long). Your final paper is to be on a topic of your choice (and approved by me).

Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Quizzes - 10%
Papers - 15%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43488 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Frist Campus Center   228   Enrolled:8 Limit:15