History | The Middle East and the World Economy
J300 | 6650 | Grehan

A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section COAS intensive writing section
Above section open to undergraduates only

Students will examine the economic history of the Middle East over
the last three centuries.  The course will study economic life in
the Middle East as it existed immediately prior to the modern period
and follow the initial collision with European imperialism in the
nineteenth century.  It will then focus on the different paths of
development followed by the national economies of the colonial and
post-colonial Middle East.  Among the topics to be examined
are:  Middle Eastern merchants and artisans, the creation of
colonial economies, agrarian reform, consumer culture, the struggle
to promote development, the economic role of the state, attempts at
economic reform, and the significance of oil. Intensive Writing