Part 1: Compile a mental list of FIVE issues, concepts, or facts that you learned from the readings (preferably something you knew little, or nothing about) and engage in a critical examination of these five, citing appropriate peer-reviewed articles to strengthen your argument(s). In a sense, you will find a common theme around which you would write a 2-page essay, making an argument surrounding these five concepts, issues, or facts. This is NOT a reflection paper! It’s about critical engagement in the texts that you have read. Do not just list 5 concepts and define each, but rather provide a narrative, informed by peer-reviewed articles.
Part 2: In your opinion (rooted in, and informed by, peer-reviewed academic journal articles), which is the most appropriate lens through which we should and/or should not study the Modern Middle East? Explain why, in details. (The remaining 2 pages)
Please cite and use footnotes/endnotes or in text citation (be consistent) when referring to specific pages, ideas, and quotes you read about.
Note: Please use an established citation guide (Chicago, APA, or MLA…etc.) Finally, please include a bibliography (not included in the page limit mentioned above). Feel free to consult with a librarian, and visit the writing center if you need help. Note: Do not ever cite Wikipedia! Or a random website online. Peer-reviewed journal articles are always the best to cite for obvious reasons.