Is it possible to win the "hearts and minds" of the Middle Eastern people and win their support of Western
democratic institutions in light of what you have learned about the effects of colonialism in the Middle
I think this is a concept that was in
How does the presence of tribes in the Middle East complicate East/West relations and how can an
understanding of the tribal system enhance East/West relations?
When one thinks about tribes in the Middle East, typically the thought of disheveled people wi
In the recent movie "Transformers" the oil rich nation of Qatar was depicted as a burned out wasteland full
of smoking vehicles and poor dilapidated villages. In actuality, Qatar is one of the richest nations in the
world and enjoys the worl
You have been studying the Middle East for the last eight weeks. How have your perceptions of the
Middle East changed?
During this class we have gone over many aspects of the middle east, covering much of Islam, the
different beliefs, Islamic history, the
Do you agree with Said's views on the state of Middle Eastern studies, why or why not?
Were you aware that although Said is an Arab, that he is a Christian?
Does this information influence the way you may have viewed his statements about Islam?
I have to
How has Islamic law attempted to adapt to modernity? We often hear about extreme applications of
Islamic law in the media, but what can we learn about the day to day practice of Islam from the websites
in the Content area?
"Also meaning "path" in Arabic,
View the slide show presentation titled "Prominent Sites in the Middle East." Choose one of the sites and
discuss its relevance to the Middle East today.
One of the most prominent sites in the Middle East that is the Kaaba. There are millions of Muslims t
Marriage in Islam is a simple contract "niqa" between two consenting parties. As a contract, it often works
similar to a Western prenuptial agreement.
Watch the clip of the Middle Eastern wedding found in the Content area and read over the sample Muslim
Watch the videos of Sufi and Shia religious commemorations in the content area. What can we learn from
these public displays of religious faith, how are they similar or dissimilar to religious commemorations that
you are familiar with.
Also, please pursue