HIS 175 Introduction to Middle Eastern History, 3 credits

This course will examine the history of the Middle East from the seventh century to the present, focusing on broad regional themes such as the development of Islamic traditions, the rise of empires, the development of nationalism, colonialism, the post-WWII, current crises, and the relationship between the Middle East and the West. Using primary and secondary sources, students will develop an understanding of the historic context of contemporary issues in the region.