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HUM 175: Arts and Cultures of Middle East

In this course, students are introduced to the rich history and contributions of the Middle East with a focus on Islamic Cultures from the 6th Century to the present. The spread of Islam will be studied against the backdrop of the contemporary Byzantine and Persian Empires. Cultural exchange and culturally unique developments in the arts and architecture will be traced. Students will gain an introductory understanding of the tenets of Islam, Mohammed the founder of Islam, and the various sects and interpretations of Islam. This course is geared towards students with an interest in history as well as those who want to gain a deeper understanding of the contemporary world. The title of this course was previously Arts and Cultures of Middle East (3000 BCE - 1800 CE).

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

Level II Prereq: Computer Literacy

Credits
3
Lecture Hours
45
Clinical Hours
0
Lab Hours
0
Other Hours
0
Total Hours
45

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