History and Art History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 281: Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization

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Section Information from the Schedule of Classes for Fall 2010

HIST 281-002:
Surv of Middle Eastern Civilization  —  Sumaiya A. Hamdani

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR —  Robinson A248

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. Topics that will be covered include Islam during the Prophet Muhammad's lifetime, its expansion and consolidation during the period of Arab hegemony, Turkish migration and the resulting Turkic states like the Ottoman empire, and other issues 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 culture that characterizes the region.* *This course meets the University General Education Global Understanding requirement OR the CHSS Non-Western Culture requirement.

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

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)

Satisfies General Education requirement for global understanding..

Notes:

Fulfills the college requirement in non-Western culture.

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