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HIST 177 - Middle Eastern Civ

Campus: Chicago


Introduction to the culture and society of the Middle East, with special attention to the development of Islam and the consequences of westernization. Course Information: Same as RELS 177. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Lecture.

Special Instructions:

This course surveys the history of the Middle East from the pre-Islamic era to recent events and debates. You will study the culture and milieu in which Islam emerged, its remarkably quick expansion, the new cultural syntheses these early conquests produced, and the political and religious forms they engendered. As we move into the more stable middle period, you will learn about the similarities and differences between the various empires that ruled the areas now known as the Middle East, and how they produced distinctive identities while drawing on a common religious heritage. Towards the end of the semester, we will examine the impact of European colonialism, attempts at modernization in the turbulent nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the particular challenges that face the Middle East today. Throughout, we pay attention to the various political, religious, economic and social components of the historical moments we study, as well as the various sectors of Middle Eastern societ

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 0

Term(s): Fall , Summer

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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