HIS 223 Hist of Pre-Modern Middle East

Prerequisite: GSTR 110
Offered: Typically every other Fall term

An examination of the social organization, cultural expressions, and political institutions that evolved in the Middle East from the emergence of Islam to early modern times. Special attention will be given to the historical origins of religious traditions which are still alive today, namely Sunni, Shiite and Sufi Islam. A comparitive approach will encourage students to appreciate diversity within various Islamic societies historically, as well as vis-a-vis Western societies. Islamic worldviews, including historiography will be studied. Students are encouraged to carefully examine the historical development and religious claims of these Islamic traditions. World Culture (Non-Western) Component of the International Perspective and Religion Perspective. 1 Course Credit


1 Course Credit