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Approx. 35 hours to complete

Suggested: 8-12 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Arabic, French

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Overview: Presenting the Course

7 videos (Total 113 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
1.2 Presenting the Region19m
1.3 Early Modern History12m
1.4 Unresolved Challenge of Modernity14m
1.5 Four Models of Adaptation27m
1.6 Indicators of Relative Failure18m
1.7 Role of Religion and Islamic Law12m
1 reading
Readings Week 1: Presenting the Course10m
1 practice exercise
End of Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey

6 videos (Total 151 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
2.2 Ottoman History19m
2.3 Ottoman Reform: Tanzimat and Majallah34m
2.4 Creation of the Republic20m
2.5 Kemalism and its Problems27m
2.6 Westernisation and Islamism24m
1 reading
Readings week 2: Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey10m
1 practice exercise
End of Week 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Egypt and Maghreb

7 videos (Total 178 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
3.2 People, Places and Patterns Maghreb23m
3.3 Ottoman and Colonial History28m
3.4 Independence31m
3.5 Modernisation and Reform20m
3.6 Nasserism and its Problems26m
3.7 Westernisation and Islamism27m
1 reading
Readings Week 3: Egypt and Maghreb10m
1 practice exercise
End of Week 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Saudi Arabia & The Gulf

7 videos (Total 177 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
4.2 Ottoman and Colonial History25m
4.3 Patrimonialism and Religion15m
4.4 Rentier Economies and Administration34m
4.5 Impact of Rents34m
4.6 Paradoxical Alliance25m
4.7 Unresolved Contradictions18m
1 reading
Readings Week 4: Saudi Arabia and The Gulf10m
1 practice exercise
End of Week 4 Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World

By ACOct 4th 2017

As an International Relations student I must say this was an extremely useful course. I am very satisfied with the result and with the way that the Prof. Afsah approached each lesson. Congratulations!

By LPNov 22nd 2015

This course is really interesting and informative. It gave me a much better understanding for the history and politics behind some of the issues we are all facing today, and really broadened my mind.

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Dr. Ebrahim Afsah

Associate Professor
Faculty of Law

About University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest University in Denmark - founded in 1479, and with over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees. The purpose of the University is to conduct research and provide education to the highest academic level. Based in Denmark's capital city it is one of the top research institutions in Europe. ...

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