Sep 23, 2023
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:
- Know basic analytic concepts for interpreting historical evidence relating to the pre-modern Middle East.
- Achieve digital literacy in accessing and presenting information about major figures, ideas and events in pre-modern Middle Eastern history.
- Demonstrate significant knowledge of major events and trends in pre-modern Middle Eastern history.
- 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.
- Provide original interpretation of assigned sources, and accurately reference all sources in coursework.
- 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
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
- use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
- describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
- identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.
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