Explores and analyzes the history of the Middle East beginning with ancient civilizations,
with a focus on the period between 600 CE and the present. Topics include: Golden
Age of Islam, Ottoman Empire, Middle East since WWI, nationalism, regional differences,
conflict, oil, economics, religion, gender, culture, and current events.
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
- Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
- Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100.
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area C2; DSI
(CSU GE Area C2; DSI), UC (IGETC Area 3B; Area 4)