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English

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Intro

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 65 min), 2 readings
9 videos
1.1.1 What and Where is the Middle East? (part 1)7m
1.1.2 What and Where is the Middle East? (part 2)8m
1.2 What is the Modern Era?9m
1.3.1 The Middle East in the 19th Century: The Structure of Society9m
1.3.2 The Middle East in the 19th Century: The Economy6m
1.3.3 The Middle East in the 19th Century: The Politics3m
1.4 The Changing Balance of Power with Europe8m
1.5 The "Eastern Question"10m
2 readings
About us10m
Week 110m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Modernity, Tradition and the Age of Reform

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 83 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
2.1 The Ottoman Empire2m
2.1.1.1 Traditional World View and Opposition to Reform (part 1)6m
2.1.1.2 Traditional World View and Opposition to Reform (part 2)7m
2.1.2.1 The Tanzimat (part 1)11m
2.1.2.2 The Tanzimat (part 2)10m
2.2.1 Muhammad Ali in Egypt (part 1)10m
2.2.2 Muhammad Ali in Egypt (part 2)4m
2.3.1 Islamic Reform or Modernism (part 1)7m
2.3.2 Islamic Reform or Modernism (part 2)10m
2.3.3 Islamic Reform or Modernism (part 3)7m
1 reading
Week 210m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

The Rise of Nationalism; The Demise of Empire

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 76 min), 1 reading
9 videos
3.1 Turkish Nationalism11m
3.2 Arab Nationalism10m
3.3.1 Egyptian Nationalism (part 1)8m
3.3.2 Egyptian Nationalism (part 2)11m
3.4.1 World War One and the Demise of Empire (part 1)7m
3.4.2 World War One and the Demise of Empire (part 2)7m
3.4.3 World War One and the Demise of Empire (part 3)7m
3.4.4 World War One and the Demise of Empire (part 4)9m
1 reading
Week 310m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

The Creation of the Middle East State System

3 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 85 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
15 videos
4.1 Egypt12m
4.2 The Fertile Crescent1m
4.3.1 The French Mandates: The Establishment of Greater Lebanon6m
4.3.2 The French Mandates: The Establishment of Syria6m
4.4 The British Mandates45s
4.4.1 The British Mandates: The Palestine Question2m
4.4.2 The British Mandates: Trans-Jordan7m
4.4.3.1 The British Mandates: The Kingdom of Iraq - Part 15m
4.4.3.2 The British Mandates: The Kingdom of Iraq - Part 27m
4.5 The Saudis and the Hashemites in the Arabian Peninsula4m
4.6.1.1 The Non-Arab States: The Republic of Turkey (part 1)3m
4.6.1.2 The Non-Arab States: The Republic of Turkey (part 2)7m
4.6.2.1 The Non-Arab States: Iran (part 1)7m
4.6.2.2 The Non-Arab States: Iran (part 2)7m
2 readings
Week 410m
What's next?10m
1 practice exercise
Final Exam50m

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