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About the Course

This course will review the emergence of the modern Middle East from the fall of the Ottoman Empire, at the end of the First World War to the present. We will discuss the Ottoman legacy in the region and the Western imperial impact on the creation of the Arab state system. The course will review the rise and retreat of Arab nationalism, the problems of internal cohesion of the Arab states, issues of religion and state, and the evolution of Islamist politics. We will also focus on the evolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its impact on the region and will conclude with an in depth analysis of the “Arab Spring” by placing these contemporary revolutionary events in their historical context. Please note that there is a second part to this course which is a direct extension of this part. We highly recommend to continue to the second part after you finish this one (

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Sep 11, 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.


Apr 30, 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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By Monica M

Jun 30, 2020

Its Excellent, I recommend it!

By Theresa T

Mar 28, 2020

very well done and informative

By Alex G

Sep 13, 2017

The professor is very knowledg

By Bobrov M

Feb 19, 2017

Кратко, информативно, полезно.

By Roberto D

Aug 18, 2016

Great teacher, great course !

By Maxim Z

Apr 20, 2020

Great! I have enjoyed it!

By Giuseppe

Oct 14, 2017

Very very interesting!!!!

By Muhammad i R

Nov 10, 2019

Amazing learning it was.

By Therese R

Sep 30, 2016

A superb in depth study!

By Syeda D E Z J

May 17, 2020

Brilliantly delivered.

By Emerson M A

Jan 26, 2018

Excellent. Thank you.

By Dilshod M

Feb 18, 2017

Very good explaining

By Yee B G

Sep 10, 2020

interesting course

By Joy S

Jun 04, 2017

super informative

By John V T

Jun 03, 2017

Excellent Course

By cheryl b

Mar 17, 2016

Excellent Course

By Hamid S

Feb 18, 2016

excellent course

By Alex R

Dec 06, 2015

Very informative

By Jakub S

Feb 29, 2016

An eye opener.

By Gijs v S

Nov 18, 2019

Very thorough

By Tayfun K

Sep 16, 2018

Great course!

By Dan O M M

Aug 31, 2017

Great course!

By Ioannis V

Nov 18, 2019


By Mahmoud E

Aug 24, 2018

very good


Mar 09, 2017