Middle Eastern History (Islam, the Middle East, and the West) OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Undergraduate Middle Eastern History Course

Published Feb 13, 2009

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'Islam, the Middle East, and the West' a free OpenCourseWare that focuses on the economic, political and social relationship between countries in the Middle East and around the globe. This undergraduate-level class from MIT will help any student interested in World History, Political Science or other related fields.

Islam, the Middle East, and the West: Course Specifics

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Islam, the Middle East, and the West: Course Description

'Islam, the Middle East, and the West' covers a variety of topics, including Islamic civilization, Andalusia, the Crusades, Napoleon's invasion, migrations, the Islamic revolution and resistance and independence. This free OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is taught by Dr. Meriam Belli. The course features an overview of Middle Eastern history with particular attention paid to the relationship between Middle Eastern nations and those countries in Southwest Asia, North Africa, Europe and North America. Topics such as the emergence of Islam and the Christianization of Europe, Ottoman territorial expansion and the European invasion are also explored. This undergraduate-level course will benefit any student interested in broadening their world view.

Materials for this course include downloadable exams, assignments and reading lists. If you'd like to learn more, visit the Middle East history course page.

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