Advanced Study in the Middle East

M E STU 150.2 Advanced Study in the Middle East: Modern North Africa: History, Society, and Culture

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor

CCN: 57018

Units/Credit: 4

Time/Location: TuTh 12:30-2PM, 182 DWINELLE

Final Exam Group: 15: THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016 3-6PM

Instructor: David Stenner

This course will treat the history and society of the Maghrib both as a coherent region and as a facet of larger Arab-Islamic, Mediterranean, and African “civilizations.” Some of the themes we will cover include French, Spanish, and Italian colonialism; the Algerian War of Independence; North African Islam; Berber identity and activism; trans-Saharan connections; gender and sexuality; Cold War politics; Maghribi immigration to Europe; Islamist terrorism; and post-independence state/society relations, including the transformative effects of the “Arab Spring.

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