This class will explore the Middle East by looking at:
1) The Ottoman Empire towards the end of the 19th century 2) The Rise of Political Zionism. 3) The Causes & Consequences of World War I. 4) A brief history of Palestine 5) The Causes & Consequences of World War II. 6) Arab-Israeli Wars & Arab-Israeli Peace Efforts: 1948-2000 7) 21st Century: The Future of the Middle East.