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Japanese
Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 62270001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 西アジア近現代史
Subject Name
(Katakana)
ニシアジアキンゲンダイシ
Subject Name in
English
West Asian History
Instructor MIZOBUCHI MASAKI
Instructor
(Katakana)
ミゾブチ マサキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Mon1-4:IAS K204
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Area Studies
Eligible Students
Keywords  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
 
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
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The purpose of this course is to understand the dynamism of modern history in West Asia (Middle East) through several topics, such as: the historical characteristics of state formation in West Asia (Middle East), the relationship between religion and politics, the role of the military, civil wars and humanitarian crises, globalization, the role of energy resources, and the Middle East policies of extra-regional powers (U.S., Russia, China, and EU).  
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction: The “Post-Ottoman Syndrome” and the Modern Middle East
lesson2 The Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire and its Political/Social Legacy
lesson3 Great Britain and the Disintegration of the Ottoman Empire
lesson4 The Formation of the Middle Eastern State Systems
lesson5 Nation-States and Nationalism
lesson6 Origin and Development of the Israel/Palestinian Conflict (I)
lesson7 Origin and Development of the Israel/Palestinian Conflict (II)
lesson8 The Politics of Authoritarian Rule (I): Single Party Rule
lesson9 The Politics of Authoritarian Rule (II); Monarchy
lesson10 The Age of Oil
lesson11  Impact of the Iranian Revolution (1979)
lesson12 The End of the Cold War and the Impact of 9/11
lesson13 The Arab Spring and Beyond
lesson14 Movie (TBD)
lesson15 Summary

Final Examination 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
No Required Textbook 
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Requirements  
Grading Method Class participation (20%), Final examination (80%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message  
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Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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