WCC logo


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

Lecture Hours
Clinical Hours
Lab Hours
Other Hours
Total Hours

Some classes are not offered every term. To see if this class is currently available, check the schedule.

Get Advising From Home

Save a trip to campus. Just fire up your computer webcam and microphone to talk to an advisor online.

more »

Books Delivered to You

Save time and gas: Get your books online through WCC’s Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

more »

What Students Say About Online Classes

“Online classes allowed me to take more credits per semester while working part-time. Besides, what is better than attending school curled up on the couch and in your pajamas!”

—Kim C., 23

Feedback & Suggestions / Social Media Directory
Notice of Nondiscrimination