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Coursera The Emergence of the Modern Middle East - Part II

Tel Aviv University via Coursera

  • Overview
  1. Coursera
    Platform:
    Coursera
    Provider:
    Tel Aviv University
    Length:
    5 weeks
    Effort:
    3-4 hours a week
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Overview
    This course will discuss the developments in the Middle East from the early 20th century to the present. It will discuss the rise and retreat of Arab nationalism, the problems of internal cohesion of the Arab states, issues of religion and state, and the evolution of Islamist politics. It will also focus on the evolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its impact on the region and will conclude with an in depth analysis of the “Arab Spring” by placing these contemporary revolutionary events in their historical context.

    Please note that this course builds upon a previous course - The Emergence of the Modern Middle East - Part I | Coursera

    Learn about the history of the Middle East for a deeper understanding of current regional developments!

    Syllabus
    WEEK 1
    Independence and revolutionary politics in the Arab world

    WEEK 2
    The beginnings of the Arab-Israeli conflict

    WEEK 3
    The escalation and de-escalation of the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1948 to 1973

    WEEK 4
    The escalation and de-escalation of the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1973 to the present

    WEEK 5
    The Middle East from 1967 to the present including the Arab Spring

    Taught by
    Asher Susser and Duygu Atlas

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