2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

HIST 260 - History of Middle East and North Africa

3 CR
This course is a survey of the Middle East and North Africa from antiquity to the present. Major themes include the origin and evolution of monotheism, the rise and fall of various empires, such as the Persian and Ottoman, and the rise of their successor states, American and European influence, Arab nationalism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the emergence of radical Islamic movements such as Hamas and al Qaeda.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - Applied Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Social Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Analyze historical resources and primary materials.
  2. Examine historical eras using resources and primary materials.
  3. Identify cultural, social, political, and economic institutions in the Middle East and North African history.
  4. Assess these institutions, trends, and/or themes as catalysts of historical change.