HIST288 The Islamic World

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST288 The Islamic World
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
An overview of Islamic history, customs, and literature. Includes American media depiction of the many sects of Islam, the role of women within Islam, contemporary Islamic leaders in the Middle East, and the growth of Islam in the United States.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    This course will provide an introductory overview of the many aspects of the Islamic Religion and its relationship to the West. Starting with pre-Islamic Arab cultures of the Middle East, through the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) and his recording of the Qur'an, Islamic growth from Spain to India, the Crusades, the World Wars and the rise of the Arabic oil state; this course will assess the development of Islamic influence upon the European Renaissance, it's influence on American foreign policy, the Palestinian and Iranian issues, the Gulf Wars, and post-September 11 insights on splinter terrorist groups, Muslims, and Muslim Americans. Topics will include the role of women in Islam, Sufi Influences and literature, Muslim contributions to European mathematics and science, contemporary Islamic leaders in the Middle East, and the growth of Islam and Muslims in the United States.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    Topics will include the role of women in Islam, Sufi Influences and literature, Muslim contributions to European mathematics and science, contemporary Islamic leaders in the Middle East, and the growth of Islam and Muslims in the United States.
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Available upon request from the Social and Behavioral Science Department
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Available upon reqest from the Social and Behavioral Science Department

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