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Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

25%

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Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 41 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Arabic, French

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Overview: Presenting the Course

2 hours to complete
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

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey

3 hours to complete
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

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Egypt and Maghreb

3 hours to complete
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

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Saudi Arabia & The Gulf

3 hours to complete
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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