This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the cultures and civilizations of the Middle East that recognizes both the diversity of the region and the unifying themes common to Middle Eastern societies. Students will explore the ancient past, the impact of Islam and the Golden Age, colonization and nationalist movements, and the contemporary Middle East. History, religion, literature and the arts will be investigated in both traditional and modern contexts. These varied course experiences will provide students with an integrated view of the Middle East today.
HUM 170 - Middle East Cultures and Civilizations
ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently.