Spring 2009 not offered
RELI 253, MDST 251|
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)
Marshall Hodgson, THE VENTURE OF ISLAM, vols. 1&2
Other source materials on electronic reserve.
|Examination and Assignments: |
3 In-Class quizzes; Final in scheduled examination period; 2 five-page essays on assigned topics; two response papers of 2-pages each