Course: HIST 545. Colloquium in the History of the Middle East (3)
Prerequisite: HIST 185. Recommended Preparatory: HIST 424 and 426. This course is an examination of major themes in Middle Eastern history from the Arab/Islamic conquest to the present. Possible topics include examinations of cultural, economic, intellectual, religious and social history. The course will underscore historiography and the effect of modern political debates on the history of the region. Readings will include major scholarly works and primary sources in translation.