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The Modern Middle East (HIST30015)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeHIST30015
Semester 1
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This subject is a historical survey of the major events, movements and relationships underlying the making of the modern Islamic and Arab Middle East since the end of the First World War. The subject enables students to understand: the interplay of religion and foreign rule and intervention in shaping the politics and society of the modern Middle East; the development of the different states of the region; the differences between local points of view and those of outside commentators, historians and rulers; and the effects of these changes on the wider population of the various countries.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete this subject should be able to:

  • understand the main themes in the development of the central regions of the modern Middle East;
  • understand how religion and foreign rule and intervention have shaped the politics and society of the region in terms of sate structures and how those can be represented;
  • explain the impact of political and religious forces on the lives of the people of the region affects the way in which their stories are told; and
  • undertake oral communication and classroom collaboration.

Last updated: 11 October 2019