1. What do you think of the current situation in the Middle East, especially in Iraq and Syria, and any future US involvement? Will President Trump and his administration succeed in bringing more stability to the region, or will ISIS establish a firmer control and continue to expand into other Middle Eastern countries? What would you suggest if you were in a position to make a significant decision regarding this matter? 2. What are your thoughts about the course content that we discussed in the past seven weeks? Do you think that the course adequately covered the important social, political, and cultural dimensions of the individual periods? What were your favorite themes? What could we add to this course to make it more diverse or comprehensive?