Course Catalog - 2017-2018

     

HIST 434 - ISLAM AND THE WEST

Long Title: ISLAM AND THE WEST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Seminar explores issues of contact and exploration between Western and Islamic worlds, from the Crusades to the modern era. Investigations will explore how identities are formed and reshaped through interaction with other cultures and how traditions are "invented" by relationships between civilization and despotism, freedom and tyranny, religious tolerance and holy war. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)