HIST141 The Middle East

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST141 The Middle East
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
An interdisciplinary study of currently significant aspects of the middle east. Special attention will be paid to the effects of modernization and great power conflicts and to the increased economic and strategic significance of this area to the western world.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    1. To expand knowledge and understanding of cultures other than their own;
    2. To enhance sensitivity to middle eastern culture, gain a global perspective and a broader understanding of international affairs; and
    3. To move from an ethnocentric to a homocentric world view.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Pre-Islamic History, Geography, and Human Ecology
    2. Islam
    3. Islam and the West
    4. Conflict Between Islam and the West: Interaction, Diplomacy, War, and Empire
    5. From World I to World War II
    6. Current Developments in a Global World
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

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

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 4/99; New Core 8/2015