RELI 253, MDST 251|
|Certificates: Middle Eastern Studies|
This course surveys the historical development of Islamic civilization from the time of the Prophet Muhammad to the rise of the "gunpowder empires" of the 16th century. Special emphasis will be placed on the unique cultural forms this civilization developed and the emergence of Islam as a world religion. This course primarily deals with the political, intellectual, and social history of the Muslim peoples of the Middle East and only secondarily with Islam as a system of religious belief.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CMES)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Jonathan Berkey, THE FORMATION OF ISLAM; ISBN: 0521588138
William McNeill & Marilyn Waldman, THE ISLAMIC WORLD; ISBN: 978-0226561554
Fazlur Rahman, ISLAM; ISBN: 0226702812
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two assigned papers 5-7 pages in length, mid-term exam, final registrar scheduled exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance and class participation will be factored into final grade.
|Instructor(s): Masters,Bruce A. Times: .M.W.F. 08:50AM-09:40AM; Location: PAC125; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 6||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 18||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 10||FR: 10|