IP105 The Modern Middle East: A Rough Guide ON ZOOM*
Thursdays, November 12th to December 17th
$80 for 6 weeks
Instructor: Craig Keating
*This is a HYBRID course, you can choose to participate in this course physically at Brock House. Please go to IP105 IN HOUSE: The Modern Middle East: A Rough Guide page to register instead.
Maximum of 100 registrants online.
Minimum of 10 for the class to run (total registrants on 10 Zoom and In House together).
The Modern Middle East: A Rough Guide
This course of six lectures will provide an outline of both the troubled origins of the modern Middle East in the aftermath of World War I as well as those forces - including the role of outside powers, the internal dynamics of Arab nationalism and the rise of contemporary political Islam, the conflicting interests of Israeli and Palestinian nationalism - that have seen the region remain a troubled one down to the present. The course should provide students with a basic framework for understanding the Middle East today.
About Craig Keating
Craig Keating completed his Ph.D. in 20th century European history at McMaster University in 1996. He joined the Department of History at Langara College in January, 1992, and throughout the 1990s taught here as well as at UBC and Simon Fraser University.
Craig regularly teaches some of the core courses of the European and world history curriculum in the department - History 1115 (the modern world, 1900-1939) and History 1130 (the modern world, 1939-present). He has also developed a variety of courses that explore more focussed themes in the modern history - environmental history (History 2260), the history of the sixties (History 2245), and the modern middle east (History 2255).
Outside Langara, Craig is active in local and provincial politics. He has been a Councillor in the City of North Vancouver since 1999 and is currently serving as President of the BC NDP. He also volunteers with the Hillman Medical Education Fund, an organization that supports medical education projects throughout the developing world in south Asia and Africa.