Schedule

http://www.islamicity.com/culture/calligraphy/cp142.htm
"In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful", Quran 1:1

Week 1: pp. 13-47 in Goldschmidt

Jan 10      Introduction, Middle East before Mohammad
Jan 12      Mohammad and Islam
Week 2: pp. 49-98 in Goldschmidt
Jan 17      Islam, Expansion of Islam 
Jan 19     Crusades, Rise of the Ottoman Empire; Current News 1
Week 3: pp. 121-158 in Goldschmidt
Jan 24      Ottoman Empire; Discussion 1
Jan 26      Safavids, Rising Imperialism;  Current News 2

Week 4: pp. 159-187 in Goldschmidt

Jan 31      Westernization and Nationalism; Discussion 2
Feb 2       19th century; Current News 3
Week 5: pp. 187-210 in Goldschmidt
Feb 7      Towards WWI - Discussion 3
Feb 9      WWI; Current News 4

Week 6: pp. 210-228 in Goldschmidt

Feb 14         Postwar Settlements; Discussion 4
Feb 16        Ottoman Empire to Turkey; Current News 5
Week 7: pp. 228-267 in Goldschmidt
Feb 21       Persia to Iran
Feb 23       Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Europe
Week 8: pp. 267-92 in Goldschmidt
Feb 28       1940's - Mid Term DUE at the beginning of the class
Mar 2        1940's,  Discussion 5

Week 9: pp.  293-325 in Goldschmidt

Mar 7       1950's Current News 7
Mar 9       Cold War, Arab-Islrali Conflict;  Discussion 6
Week 10: pp.  327-363 in Goldschmidt
Mar 14        1960's to 70's, Current News 8
Mar 16        70's to 80's, Discussion 7
Week 11: pp.  365-396 in Goldschmidt
Mar 21        1980's, Current News 9
Mar 23        1980's, Discussion 8
Spring Break: March 27-31

Week 12
: pp. 397-419
in Goldschmidt
Apr 4       1990's; Briefing Papers DUE
Apr 6       1990's

Week 13: pp. 421-435 in Goldschmidt

Apr 11          Recent Developments,  Proposal to the Committee DUE
Apr 613       Thanksgiving Break  
Week 14: 435-453 in Goldschmidt
Apr 18        Recent Developments
Apr 20        Middle East League
Week 15:
Apr 25       Middle East League
Apr 27       Middle East League
December 15, at 8 am --- Final League Meeting and Discussion --- Voting Justifications DUE
 
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