The River Nile

First-Year Seminar Program 042

Usual Description

This course follows the history of the Nile, particularly in Egypt within its Middle Eastern, East African, and global contexts, from the 7th century till the present day. It covers topics such as Islamic cities and their ruling elites and working-classes; peasants, land, and water; long-distance trade and global capitalism; epidemic diseases; colonial modernity; modern dams and irrigation technology and their environmental effects; the post-colonial nation state; neo-liberalism and westernized consumerism; subaltern and middle-class revolutions.

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
First-Year Seminar Program 042 Taught by Zeinab Abul-Magd
First-Year Seminar Program 042 Taught by Zeinab Abul-Magd