Abdulkader H. Sinno's Academic Website

Y200/N222 The Contemporary Middle East in World Politics

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Dear Y200/N222 student:

This webpage provides you with an updated syllabus, course readings and my PowerPoint slides.  I will update it throughout the semester.  Feel welcome to email me your thoughts and suggestions.

Abdulkader Sinno


Office hours: Tuesdays 11-1 pm, WH 323.

Downloadable readings: By clicking on this link to readings, you agree to abide by all copyrights and fair usage rules for downloadable texts.

Syllabus & handouts

PowerPoint slides

  • For test 1: Lectures 1, 2, 3* & 4*

  • For test 2: Lectures 5, 6, 7, movie Battle of Algiers, 8*, 9*, and 10*,

  • For test 3: Lectures 11, 12, 13* (includes key for test 2), 14, 15, 16, documentary "Promises", and 17 (large file, be patient). 

  • For test 4: Lectures 18 (cancelled to give you more time on Test 4), 19, 20*, 21*, 22, 23*, 24*

  • Last meeting: Lecture 25.

Important: Slides only provide outlines. Do not substitute for attending lecture or doing readings. Slides might be updated/changed before a lecture.  Slides with (*) were updated since originally posted.

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Other resources

  • Abdul Sinno's general student webpage

  • Not sure what a term means? check pages 577-582 of Cleveland or ask me

  • Stressed out or otherwise not feeling well? It is ok...everyone goes  through this, but please seek help in getting your life back on track from CAPS or another source

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