Introduction to the Modern Middle East - Credit by Examination - DANTES
Earn three college semester hours credit in "Introduction to the Modern Middle East" by passing
DANTES examination SE-469 with a recommended minimum score or 46%, using
this study guide:
This may not be an "easy" course, given the general level of awareness of Middle-Eastern affairs, but it is extremely timely. It only covers the period up to Desert Storm, although that could change. Nonetheless, the course provides important background information. It would be particularly helpful to active-duty service personell and reserves who might be deployed in and around Iraq. (The information here could, without exageration, save your life in a guerrilla / insurgency situation.)
- Begin your study by downloading the official
for this exam. (If Thompson Prometric has moved these (again)
- Assess your current readiness for the exam by reviewing the Content section and
answering the sample questions.
- Obtain materials to improve your skills in areas where you need additional
study from among the following:
- When you are ready, schedule an examination:
- Active duty (U.S.) military personnel contact your command DANTES office.
- National Guard and Reserve personnel may also be eligible for assistance.
- Others contact the College or University administering the test.
(Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support) offers
credit by examination via a group of standardized tests developed for
the voluntary education programs of the U.S. Armed Forces which have now
been made available for civilian use. The civilian tests are administered
by the Chauncey Group International
, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Educational Testing Service.
Link to these related articles :
The bibliography below is based on the suggested preparation readings for
the DANTES tests. It has been updated from the original recommendations with respect to
current editions and changes of publisher so far as is practicable.
- Andersen, Roy R., et. al.
Politics and Change in the Middle East: Sources of Conflict and Accomodation. 7th ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003.
- Armajani, Yahya, and Thomas M. Ricks.
The Middle East: Past and Present. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1986.
- Fisher, Sidney N., and William Ochsenwald.
The Middle East: A History. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003.
- Goldschmidt, Arthur.
A Concise History of the Middle East. 7th ed. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2001.
- Peretz, Don.
The Middle East Today. 6th ed. New York: Praeger, 1994.
- Shipler, David.
Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land. Revised ed. New York: Penguin Press, 2002.
- Spencer, William (ed).
The Middle East (Global Studies). 10th ed. Guilford, CT: The Dushkin Publishing Group, 2004.
- Elon, Amos.
The Israelis: Founders and Sons. New York: Penguin, 1992.
- Esposito, John L.
Islam: The Straight Path. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
- Fernea, Elizabeth.
Guests of the Sheikh: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village. New York: Doubleday, 1995.
- Keddie, Nikki R.
Roots of Revolution: An Interpretive History of Modern Iran. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1981.
- Khouri, Fred J.
The Arab-Israeli Dilemma. 3rd ed. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1985.
- Laqueur, Walter.
A History of Zionism : From the French Revolution to the Establishment of the State of Israel. New York: Schocken Books, 2003.
- Laqueur, Walter et. al.
The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict. 6th Rev. ed. New York: Penguin, 2001.
- Lenczowski, George.
American Presidents and the Middle East. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1990.
- Mansfield, Peter.
The Arabs. 3rd New ed. New York: Penguin Books, 1992.
- Nassar, Jamal, and Roger Heacock. eds.
Intifada: Palestine at the Crossroads. New York : Praeger, 1990.
- Sachar, Howard Morley.
A History of Israel. Vol. 1, From the rise of Zionism to our time. 2nd ed. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1996.
- Sachar, Howard Morley.
A History of Israel. Vol. 2, From the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
- Shaw, Stanford Jay.
History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey, Volume 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977.
- Shaw, Stanford Jay.
History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey, Volume 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977.
- Smith, Charles D.
Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. 5th ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2004.
- Yapp, M.E.
The Making of the Modern Near East 1792-1923. New York: Addison-Wesley, 1989.