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History of the Modern Middle East

This course surveys of modern Middle Eastern history from Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798 until the present time. Topics include the Ottoman Empire, World War One and the making of the modern Middle East, the Arab/Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Islamist movements, the Iranian Revolution, the U.S. in the Middle East, and the Arab uprisings in the early twenty-first century. The course emphasizes giving students the necessary historical background to understand current events in the Middle East. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for HIST 102 or HIST 102H.

Subject: HIST
Course Number: 102
Section Number: 2545
Units: 3
Instructor: Golemo, Karl

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Canvas
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Office: To be determined
Office hours: To be determined
Phone: 760-651-2641
Instructor notes: HIST 102 (History of the Modern Middle East) Units: 3; Professor: Karl M. Golemo. Welcome to our online course! My name is Professor Karl M. Golemo, and I will be your instructor for our Fall, 2019 session. I will send a global email message to every student, once our CANVAS course is completed and has been made available. To access our CANVAS site, you'll need to log-on to the MiraCosta Portal log-in site, with your ID and password. Then, you should see the CANVAS site listed, and click on that to enter our course site. As you may know, MiraCosta College now only uses CANVAS, and we no longer have Blackboard, Moodle, or any other online platform. If you are new to CANVAS, don't worry; I am new to it, as well. So, we'll work through it, together, I am sure, and MiraCosta's Tech Department will be happy to help you, when you have questions or other issues. Our textbook will be: Julia Clancy-Smith & Charles Smith- The Modern Middle East and North Africa: A History in Documents; Oxford University Press; (ISBN-10: 0195338278 or ISBN-13: 978-0195338270). Please email me (using the email address listed above), if you need assistance. If necessary, we can try to find a time to meet in person: (760) 651-2641. The best way to contact me, however, is through email. We'll have a great semester, and I look forward to working with you all! Sincerely, Karl M. Golemo (Professor of History, Languages, and Literature).

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