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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HIST 2400 - Introduction to Middle Eastern History

This course explores the history of the Middle East from around the sixth century C.E. until the present. The class focuses mainly on the religious, political, and social development in the region, emphasizing in particular the rise and spread of Islam, the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Muslim world, and the influence of foreign powers and ideas on regional development. Topics such as religious diversity and cultural nuance, the contributions of Muslim societies, Western imperialism, regional nationalism, and the role of resurgent Islam all figure prominently in the course.