HISTORY 241 - America and Middle Eastern Wars
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course treats the impact and experience of warfare on the Middle East in the last third of the 20th Century and into the 21st. We will examine how the Cold War, Afghanistan, the Gulf War, the Iraq War and the War on Terror have shaped the modern Middle East. We will consider political and social history as well as the military aspect. We will also look at the causes for Washington policy-making toward the region.

Grading is based upon a midterm and a final.

Required texts: (Available at Ulrich's and at Reserve Reading Room, 3rd Floor, Shapiro Undergraduate Library).

Optional coursepack at Dollar Bill's, 611 Church St.

Texts:
Ali M. Ansari, Confronting Iran (New York: Basic Books, 2006).
Dilip Hiro, War without End (London: Routledge, 2005).
Phebe Marr, The Modern history of Iraq (Boulder, Co.: Westview, 2004).
Bing West, The Strongest Tribe: War,Politics and the Endgame in Iraq (New York: Random House, 2008).

HISTORY 241 - America and Middle Eastern Wars
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
37189
Open
44
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
37191
Closed
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
37193
Open
5
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
37195
Open
7
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
37197
Closed
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
37199
Closed
0
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
37201
Open
9
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
37203
Open
12
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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ISBN: 9780465003501
Confronting Iran : the failure of American foreign policy and the next great crisis in the Middle East, Author: Ansari, Ali M., Publisher: Basic Books 2006
Required
ISBN: 9780415288019
War without end : the rise of Islamist terrorism and global response, Author: Hiro, Dilip., Publisher: Routledge 2002
Required
ISBN: 0813336155
Modern history of Iraq, Author: by Phebe Marr., Publisher: Westview 2nd ed. 2002
Required
ISBN: 0812978668
The Strongest Tribe, Author: Bing West, Publisher: Random House 2009
Required
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