History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 281: Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization

HIST 281-001: Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization
(Fall 2013)

Section Information for Fall 2013

This course will provide an understanding of the history of the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the turn of the 20th century. The course will cover Islam during the Prophet Muhammad’s lifetime, its expansion and consolidation during the period of Arab hegemony, Turkish migration and resulting Turkic states like the Ottoman empire, and other events that form the background to the contemporary Middle East. By the conclusion of the course, students should have a grasp of the major trends in Middle East history, as well as an appreciation for the rich and complex politics, society, economy and culture that characterizes the region.

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Survey of Middle Eastern history from rise of Islam to present, emphasizing processes that led to emergence of economic, cultural, social, and political institutions that characterize region today. Surveys period from rise of Islam in 570 to medieval period (ca. 1258) May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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