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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Intro

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
2 hours to complete

Modernity, Tradition and the Age of Reform

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
1 hour to complete

The Rise of Nationalism; The Demise of Empire

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
3 hours to complete

The Creation of the Middle East State System

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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Top reviews from The Emergence of the Modern Middle East - Part I

By MPSep 11th 2016

I really like the professor and his narration, quite engaging and interesting course. The only suggestion I have is to improve the quizzes with more analytical rather than fact-based questions.

By TPApr 30th 2016

An excellent introduction to the formation of what we know as the Middle East. This course offers great insight and context into this area, its peoples, cultures, economy, and politics.

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Professor Asher Susser

Senior Research Fellow
Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies

About Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel's largest institution of higher learning – with over 30,000 students and more than 125 schools and departments in nine faculties. Global in outlook and impact, it is consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities, as well as the top 20 institutions in terms of scientific citations. A spirit of openness and innovation is evident in all of TAU's teaching and research activities, breaking down barriers between disciplines, and boldly striving to address the twenty-first century's most pressing challenges....

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