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Cities of Islam: Religion, Politics, and Urban Space
HIST 218
Fall 2024
Section: 01  

A survey of the history of major cities in the Middle East and North Africa. This course will trace the region's history through the foundation and development of the cities that served as the centers of significant political entities since 600 A.D. Each week will focus on the symbolism and functionality of urban space and architecture and the role of politics, religion, and global trade in the formation of one of the following cities: Jerusalem, Mecca and Medina, Baghdad, Cairo, Istanbul, Isfahan, Beirut, and Algiers. The course will seek an answer to the question of whether history shapes the cities or vice versa.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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