Arabic Culture Cluster

HIS

HIS 411. Middle East to 1700. 3 Credits.

The historical evolution of the Middle East from just before the time of Muhammad until 1700. The course seeks to promote an understanding of the nature and rise of the religion of Islam, the spread of Islamic civilization, and the evolution of the Arab and Ottoman empires.
Gen Ed Attribute: Arabic Culture Cluster, Foreign Language Culture Cluster.
Typically offered in Fall.

HIS 412. Middle East Since 1600. 3 Credits.

The historical evolution of the Middle East from 1600 to the present. The course seeks to promote a historically sound understanding of the conflicts and differences between Western and Middle Eastern societies, as well as the continuing interplay of secular and religious forces in the history of the region.
Gen Ed Attribute: Arabic Culture Cluster, Foreign Language Culture Cluster.
Typically offered in Spring.

PHI

PHI 220. Introduction to Islam. 3 Credits.

A general introduction to Islam which will focus on the sources for Muslim belief and practices, the diversity within the Muslim community, and modern movements within Islam and the Muslim community in America.
Gen Ed Attribute: Arabic Culture Cluster, Foreign Language Culture Cluster, Humanities Distributive Requirement.
Typically offered in Spring.