From the Fall of the Ottomans to the Rise of Islamism; 1914-2020 – Part 2

Ref: C2226706

Anachronistic dynasties survived and the will to change was expressed in the Arab spring, swiftly succeeded by an iron winter. Israel was now a factor, as well as the survival of regimes in Syria, Lebanon, and Iran.

Additional information about this course

Half term break on 18/02/2020

Course aim

This course explores the region from 1956 to 2020, with the region was primarily affected by Washington’s policies rather than those of Moscow, Paris, and London.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe the post-Suez diminished roles of london and Paris, and the hegemony of washington.
  • Explain the new roles of Israel and the liberation movements being persecuted in the region.
  • Discuss insights gained from the literature of the region into popular consciousness.
  • Discuss the post 1918 role of Turkey and the shifting influence of Moscow and how it is key to the 21st century conjuncture.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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From the Fall of the Ottomans to the Rise of Islamism; 1914-2020 – Part 2

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