In this course, students are introduced to the rich history and contributions of 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 main tenets of Islam; Mohammed, the founder of Islam; and the various sects and manifestations of Islam. This course is geared towards students with an interest in arts, cultures, religions, and 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.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6
Level II Prereq: Computer Literacy
Class offerings by semester
|Fall 2019||Winter 2020||SP/SU 2020|
Day Class (before 5:00pm) Evening Class (after 5:00pm) Online Class