Fall 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Muslu, Cihan
Discipline and Number
HIST 4376 Section 001
MW Time 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Course Title
Islamic History I

Description of Course:

This course surveys the seventh-century rise of Islam and its spread to the regions from the Arabian Peninsula to Central Asia and Iberian Peninsula. It primarily focuses on how the followers of this belief system influenced the experience of societies, communities, and governments in these lands. The political and social history of diverse Islamic governments and Muslim communities (especially in the Middle East) is particularly covered with a selective approach. Moments of cross-cultural encounters and coexistence (i.e. the Crusades) are emphasized. A selection of translated primary sources is included. The course ends in the sixteenth century when the maritime European powers started to penetrate the Muslim dominance in the major trade routes in the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean.(Please be aware that the period that this class covers may end in the fifteenth century, instead of the sixteenth century, depending on the final shape of the syllabus)

Required Texts:


Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:


© The University of Texas at Dallas School of Arts and Humanities.
No part of this website can be copied or reproduced without permisssion.