- Week 1: Introduction: The Wider Middle East, Geography, Problems, and Issues.
- Week 3: Ottoman Background; Politics, Economics, and Society, 1800-1914.
- Week 4: Turkey, Paradoxes of Modernization: Modernization and Political Islam.
- Week 6: Iran: The Islamic Revolution
- Week 7: State, Society and Reform in Iran
- Week 8: Islam and the Politics of Resistance in Algeria
- Week 12: Iraq and the Gulf Crisis of 1990-1991
- Week 14: Expanding the Middle East, The Caucasus and Central Asia