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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21H.615 (Spring 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • The Middle East in 20th Century 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • History 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Mona L. Russell
    Prof. Shariann Lewitt

  • Course Introduction:

  • 21H.615 The Middle East in 20th Century

    Spring 2003

    Course Highlights

    This course includes handouts related to the topic and general writing guides, which are located in the study materials section. This course also features archived syllabi from various semesters.

    Course Description

    This course explores the 20th-century history of the Middle East, concentrating on the Fertile Crescent, Egypt, Turkey, the Arabian peninsula, and Iran. We will begin by examining the late Ottoman Empire and close with the events of 9/11 and their aftermath. Readings will include historical surveys, novels, and primary source documents.


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