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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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HIST 363 - The Middle East and the Rise of Islamic Societies

Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Social Justice
Middle East from 600 from 1750. Beginnings of Islam; establishment of Muslim rule from Spain to Central Asia; emergence of Islamic civilization and contributions by non-Muslims; religious, political, and intellectual debates; contacts with Europe and Asia; establishment of Turkish power.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Know basic analytic concepts for interpreting historical evidence relating to the pre-modern Middle East.
  2. Achieve digital literacy in accessing and presenting information about major figures, ideas and events in pre-modern Middle Eastern history.
  3. Demonstrate significant knowledge of major events and trends in pre-modern Middle Eastern history.
  4. Write and speak clearly and persuasively about events and trends in pre-modern Middle Eastern history, and work collaboratively with others in solving problems relating to social justice, sustainability, and diversity in the pre-modern Middle East.
  5. Provide original interpretation of assigned sources, and accurately reference all sources in coursework.
  6. Comprehend how differences and similarities among diverse peoples and cultures over time shaped the history of the pre-modern Middle East.

UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes

  1. use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
  2. describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
  3. identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.

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