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Islam, The Middle East, and The West

This course introduces the history of the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the twenty-first century. The course will emphasize the encounters and exchanges between the Islamic world and the West. By the end of the course, the student will understand how Islam became a sophisticated and far-reaching civilization and how conflicts with the West shaped the development of the Middle East from the medieval period to the present day. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (History 351)


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