Created by:  Tel Aviv University

  • Professor Asher  Susser

    Taught by:  Professor Asher Susser, Senior Research Fellow

    Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies
Commitment3-4 hours/week
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English, Subtitles: Spanish, Hebrew
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Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel's largest institution of higher learning – with over 30,000 students and more than 125 schools and departments in nine faculties. Global in outlook and impact, it is consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities, as well as the top 20 institutions in terms of scientific citations. A spirit of openness and innovation is evident in all of TAU's teaching and research activities, breaking down barriers between disciplines, and boldly striving to address the twenty-first century's most pressing challenges.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 of 163 ratings

Wonderfully informative and detailed. Fascinating topic.

Highly recommended!

Un excelente recuento de la historia moderna de Medio Oriente

Excellent overview of a difficult subject

I recommend this course to anyone interested in learning about the Middle East. (I took Part I and Part II of this course) The Middle East is a very hot topic of discussions these days, but sadly a lot of people don’t know much about the region. Most of the people learn about the Middle East trough media. Popular (mainstream) media creates an image of the region that only involves terrorism, autocratic governments and civil war. Even though most of the Middle East contemporary problems are extremely complicated, this course will help you understand a little about the region’s modern history, culture and ethnic/religious diversity. Understanding Middle East’s history (especially its modern history) will help you a great deal to understand the region’s contemporary issues. The Middle East is much more than what we see in the news. This course will greatly expand your knowledge regarding the history and culture of the region. I recommend people to take both, Part I and Part II, of this course. You will not regret it.