World Group. Focuses on the history of Islam, starting with the Golden Age of Islam during Mohammed's time. Examines the contributions of the 3 major Islamic empires: Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal. Places today's issues in historical context in regions such as the Middle East, India, and Africa. Explores the expansion of Islam via trade routes, the Shi'a/Sunni schism, the Crusades from the Arab perspective, the evolution of Muslim identity in relation to colonization, modernization, and global economics shifts. Spring of even years. (GACO)
*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.