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EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM AND THE MIDDLE EAST (1798-1945): POWER, POLITICS, AND OIL
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectHistory
Number & Suffix: 100
Full UC Title: EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM AND THE MIDDLE EAST (1798-1945): POWER, POLITICS, AND OIL 
Transcript Title: IMPERLSM & MID EAST 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course covers the role European empires played in the making of the modern Middle East. It looks at the political and economic encounters and relations between Europe and the Middle East from the invasion of Egypt by Napoleon in 1798 through the end of World War II. It discusses the increasing political and economic encroachments of the European powers in the Middle East, Ottoman political responses to these changes, and how these transformed domestic political structures that resulted in the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the emergence of the mandates system. The course also covers the history of the Middle East in the inter war period, with particular reference to the questions of oil politics and the rise of indigenous national. Through this course students have a deeper understanding of why the Middle East is one of the most conflict prone regions in the world, how the Middle Eastern oil industry came to be controlled by Western big capital in the twentieth century, how World War I was fought in the Middle East, the rise of local nationalist movements that led to massacres, genocide, and the birth of the modern nation states, the history of mandates in the Middle East, and how World War II affected the Middle East. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM AND THE MIDDLE EAST (1798-1945): POWER, POLITICS, AND OIL 
Partner University Department: History and Art History 
Partner University Course Number: GE2V17013