Course Number 0622-2311-01
Course Name Modern North Africa: the Challenges of Colonialism and Independence
Academic Unit The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities -
Middle Eastern and African History
Lecturer Prof. Bruce Maddy-WeitzmanContact
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Office Hours By appointmentBuilding: Gilman Humanities , Room: 424
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 2
Semester 2020/2
Day Thu
Hours 12:00-14:00
Building Gilman Humanities
Room 306
Fully online course Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

This course will introduce the student to the states and societies of North Africa - a unique sub-region of the Greater Middle East. It will examine the emergence of modern national identities and political entities (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya), in light of both the pre-colonial and colonial legacies, and look critically at the current challenges facing North African states and societies in the wake of the "Arab Spring", including those posed by democracy movements, Islamists currents, and a resurgent Berber identity movement.

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Course Requirements

Take-home exam

Students may be required to submit additional assignments
Full requirements as stated in full syllabus

The specific prerequisites of the course,
according to the study program, appears on the program page of the handbook

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