Middle East & North Africa

HISM 2200 History of Islam to 1400
This course surveys the rise and expansion of Islam and the Muslim polities and societies between ca. 600-1400.  It covers political developments as well as the emergence and development of the Islamic culture and thought.

HISM 2210 History of Modern Middle East, 1750 to the Present 
This course is a survey of modern Middle Eastern history. It starts with an evaluation of the Ottoman and Safavid empires, the two largest early modern political entities in the area. It then proceeds by discussing the nineteenth-century reform movements, the impact of the dismantlement of the Ottoman Empire and the First World War on the region, the post-1945 developments, the rise and development of Arab nationalism and political Islam, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Iranian Revolution, the Gulf War and the most recent US intervention in Iraq. The aim of the course is to provide students with a solid grasp of historical events and political processes, as well as a detailed knowledge of important intellectual and cultural developments.                                  

HISM 2910 Special Topics in Middle Eastern History
Courses offered by visiting professors or permanent faculty. For description, consult the department.
Notes: For specific offering, see the Schedule of Classes.                       

HISM 3220 The Arab-Israeli Conflict 
This seminar traces the course of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the rise of Zionism, through the various Arab-Israeli wars, and up to the recent peace negotiations. Emphasis is on presenting the perspectives of all the parties to the Arab-Israeli conflict, and placing it in the context of the history of the Middle East as a whole.

HISM 3910 Special Topics in Middle Eastern History
 
Courses offered by visiting professors or permanent faculty. For description, consult the department.
Notes: For specific offering, see the Schedule of Classes.       

HISM 4910 Special Topics in Middle Eastern History 
Courses offered by visiting professors or permanent faculty. For description, consult the department.
Notes: For specific offering, see the Schedule of Classes.                                            

HISM 6140 Islam and the Western Mediterranean World, 1000-1900
Islam and the Western Mediterranean World, 1000-1900.                                         

HISM 6910 Special Topics in Middle Eastern History 
Courses offered by visiting professors or permanent faculty. For description, consult the department.
Notes: For special offering, see the Schedule of Classes.