Islamism and Ethno-nationalism in the Middle East since late 19:th Century: Interactions and Paradoxes, 7.5 credits

About the education

This course discusses outlines along which ethno-nationalist and Islamist identities on national and regional levels have been constructed in the Middle East since the 19th century to the present time. Both identities emerged by advocating the idea of nation/umma and demanding national independence and sovereignty, primarily in cooperation with but — since the 1960s — in direct opposition to each other. The interaction and conflict will be covered throughout political, social and economical upheavals during the 20:th century to the present time, focusing on themes, such as democracy, secularization, anti-westernism and gender.

Subject: History

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Area of interest: Arts and Humanities

How are different cultures created and how do they affect us? Arts and Humanities is an area of interest that includes a wide variety of subjects such as Archaeology, Philosophy, History, Religion, Ethnology, Literature, and Theatre and Performance Studies. In one way or another these subjects are an expression of how culture affects human beings and society. As a student you will improve your analytical skills and learn to identify different lines of development, often in an interdisciplinary context.

Studies within Arts and Humanities give you broad general competence that is very useful in the job market, where autonomy, analytical and communication skills are in great demand.

Department responsible for education

Department of History