H432 | Dynamics of the Modern Middle East Honors

Course Description

Dynamics of the Modern Middle East is a course that seeks to deepen your understanding of this complex and important region. We will frame the course by examining the role that religion and secularism have played in the region, how modernity has been defined and understood, and how we define the geographic region that has been called the “Middle East.” We will then explore major historical events, themes, and issues in the greater Middle East from the late 19th through the early 21st century, including a study of the late Ottoman Empire and its collapse, foreign imperialism, the rise and spread of nationalisms, the Israeli Palestinian conflict, the importance of oil in geopolitics, the role of Western influence in the region, the rise of political Islam, the spread of militant extremism, and the military conflicts and migrations that have occurred since the beginning of the 21st century. Through an exploration of diverse perspectives, you will go beyond the headlines in order to better understand the varied experiences of people living in the Middle East today.
State ID#: 04299
Department: History and Social Science
Grade Level:11, 12
Credits: 10.0
Alternate Credits:
Class Type: Core Academic
Pre/Co-Requisites: Critical Issues in US History or AP US History.

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Class of 2025 Gr. 11 Course Selection is Monday, February 26, 2024 through Sunday March 3rd