SRJC Course Outlines

5/29/2024 4:22:41 AMHIST 5 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 5Title:  HIST MODERN MIDDLE EAST  
Full Title:  History of the Modern Middle East
Last Reviewed:9/12/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Students will be introduced to the history of the Middle East focusing on the regional and international influences that have shaped the area over the last two centuries. The course begins with an overview of the pre-modern period before turning to political, social, cultural, and economic issues of the modern era. Topics include the Arab-Israeli conflict, the power of oil, the preoccupation with authoritarian rule, challenges to social and economic development, the rise of Islamic political movements, and the role of outside powers in shaping the region.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Students will be introduced to the history of the Middle East focusing on the regional and international influences that have shaped the area over the last two centuries. The course begins with an overview of the pre-modern period before turning to political, social, cultural, and economic issues of the modern era. Topics include the Arab-Israeli conflict, the power of oil, the preoccupation with authoritarian rule, challenges to social and economic development, the rise of Islamic political movements, and the role of outside powers in shaping the region.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2010
Inactive: 
 Area:D
Social and Behavioral Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2010
 D6History  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2010
 4FHistory  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2010Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2010Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Analyze the political, economic, cultural, and social developments in Middle Eastern history over the last two centuries.
2. Compare and contrast the interaction of regional and international entities.
3. Evaluate the causes and effects of particular historical events.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1.  Locate on maps the geographical centers of historical development in the Middle East since 1800.
2.  Identify the unique contributions of major civilizations in the region and assess their continuing influence today.
3.  Analyze the interrelationships of the Middle East with the larger world and evaluate the impact of Western imperialism on the region.
4.  Apply historical knowledge and reasoning through analysis of important and controversial problems from the past.
5.  Compare and contrast the evolution of differing opinions on critical historical developments and disciplined historical thinking.
6. Using primary and secondary sources, demonstrate critical, independent thinking through analysis of historical events and trends.
7.  Compare and contrast the interaction of regional ethnic groups, nation-states, political affiliations, socioeconomic status, and international organizations.
8. Develop an understanding and appreciation of the contributions and perspectives of women, ethnic groups, and other minorities.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Historical Study
    A. The scope and purpose of the course
    B. Methodology and research skills used in the study of history
    C. Recognize class, gender, and ethnicity
II. The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Eighteenth Century
    A.  The rise of Islam
     B.  Division into different branches of Islam
    C.  Development of the Ottoman and Safavid Empires
III. The Era of Transformation and European Imperialism
    A.  Reforms in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
    B.  The Ottomans and Egypt during the era of the Tanzimat
    C.  Iran in the nineteenth century
    D.  The Young Turks
    E.  World War I and the end of the Ottoman Empire
IV. The Struggle for Independence, 1918-1945
    A.  Authoritarianism in Turkey and Iran
    B.  The Arab struggle for independence
    C.  The Palestinian mandate and the birth of Israel
V. The Middle East in the Post-War Era
    A.  Democracy and authoritarianism: Turkey and Iran
    B.  The age of Nasser
    C.  The Arab-Israeli conflict
    D.  Changing patterns: Lebanon and Egypt
    E.  Consolidation of authoritarianism: Syria and Iraq
    F.  The Iranian Revolution and the resurgence of Islam
    G. The Arabian Peninsula in the petroleum era
    H. The Palestinian Uprisings
    I.  The Gulf Wars
    J.  The 2011 Arab Uprisings

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments (40-80 pages per week) which may include:
     A. Primary sources
    B. Secondary sources
2. Writing assignments (1500-3500 words total) may include:
    A. Critical and historical interpretation of primary and secondary sources
    B. Reaction papers
    C. Analytical essays
    D. Research papers
3. Exams including a final (2-3)
 
4. Other assignments, may include:
    A. Participation
    B. Group assignments
    C. Quizzes
    D. Presentations

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 50%
Writing assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Exams, Final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Other assignments, Class attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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A History of the Modern Middle East. 6th Edition. Cleveland, William. Westview Press. 2016 (Classic) 
The Modern Middle East, A History. 4th Edition. Gelvin, James L. Oxford University Press. 2015 (Classic)
From Beirut to Jerusalem. Thomas Friedman. Picador. 2012 (Classic)

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