Spring 2022 Courses / History / THE NEAR EAST

Coordinators: Ann Goerdt, Bob Gottfried, Ellen Gottfried

Search for a map of the Near or Middle East and you will not find a consistent set of countries. In this course, we will discuss the countries that are geographically east of the Mediterranean Sea, thus eliminating the countries of North Africa.

The Middle East to be presented is a conglomeration of countries that in most cases have some degree of shared history. Nonetheless, they vary a great deal today in terms of their development, prosperity of citizens, and role on the world stage. For each country addressed, we will provide some history, so that you better understand its current level of development, the major issues it is dealing with today, and how it interacts with and affects the larger region of the Middle East…and perhaps the world.

B WEEK / MON / 10:30am to 12:00pm

Spring 2022 Class Schedule: The Near East




Feb 07

Ann Goerdt

Overview of the Near East

Feb 21

President's Day, No Classes

Mar 07

Ellen Gottfried


Mar 21

Ellen Gottfried


Apr 04

Jane Lubin


Apr 25

Linda Downs


May 09

Sandra Abramson


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