2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    Aug 05, 2021  
2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 359 - Nationalism and Arab Identity in the 20th Century (ME)

The concept of nationalism has dominated much of the cultural and political debate in the Arab world since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. For most of the 20th century, nationalism competed with other forms of identity in the Middle East, and many of the tensions between local and larger categories of identity among Arabs remain unresolved. Through this course students are made aware of the many forms of affiliation that have competed for primary loyalty in the Arab cultural and political sphere, and of the multiple definitions of “nation” that have co-existed. The historical reasons for the relative success of some interpretations over others are explored. The course focuses on issues of identity, interpretation, and organization that impact the region - and the world - even now. (ME)

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: HIST 105  or MIST 215  or POSC 215  
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No First-year
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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