20th Century Middle Eastern History OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Middle East History Class

Published Feb 13, 2009

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'20th Century Middle Eastern History' provides students with a general study of the diverse economic, political and social systems of countries in the Middle East during the 1900s. This free Open CourseWare is offered online by MIT's School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Students who take this undergraduate-level course will be well-prepared for future studies in World History, Economics, Political Science and related fields.

20th Century Middle Eastern History: Course Specifics

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20th Century Middle Eastern History: Course Description

The '20th Century Middle Eastern History' OpenCourseWare places an emphasis on studies of the Fertile Crescent, Egypt, Turkey, the Arabian peninsula, and Iran. Topics covered in this course include Islamic empires, the Age of Imperialism, World War I, the Arab Israeli conflict, World War II and the Iranian Revolution. This free OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is taught by Professors Mona Russell and Shariann Lewitt. This course provides students with an overview of the geography, economy, politics and society of several Middle Eastern nations during the last 100 years.

This free course includes course handouts, a list of suggested readings and downloadable assignments and questions to guide students' reading. To learn more, visit the Middle Eastern history course page.

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