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History

  • Taught by Renowned Historians
  • Explores the Impact of the Past on the Present
  • Examines Political and Economic Systems

In order to understand today’s challenges and conflicts, one must examine the causes and contexts that have created these crises. These courses offer perspective on the ways in which colonization, empire building, and great nation conflicts of the 20th century and earlier have had a lasting impact on today’s world. Additional courses examine the evolution of today’s political and economic systems into their present form.

This Spring, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

A Holistic Look at Iran: Economics, Religion, Politics, and More

Take a holistic look at the various aspects of Iran: environment, ethnolinguistic composition, religious proclivities, economics, and politics.

2022 Spring
1 section

Politics and Leadership in a Changing Middle East

This course will look at the historical and ideological legacies that influence politics and leadership in the Middle East. It will cover the...

2022 Spring
1 section

Islamic Art History: A Focus on Cairo

Explore the history, architecture, and artistic importance of Cairo.

Human Rights and Development

A rights-based approach to development has become increasingly central in explaining and addressing the underlying issues related to economic,...

Spies at War: Fact vs. Fiction

World War II was a critical challenge for the intelligence services of the major powers, laying the groundwork for espionage during the Cold War...

Global Uncertainty: Money, Diplomacy, and Technological Change in the 21st Century World

What should we expect from the 21st century? A period of Great Power war, similar to the 20th century, or a long and commercial peace, similar...