UT Dallas 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST2340 - Middle East History

HIST 2340 Middle East History (3 semester credit hours) An introduction to the history and culture of the Middle East and North Africa over fourteen centuries, from the emergence of Islam in the seventh century to the formation of modern Middle Eastern societies. This course will examine the long-term development of religious, social, and political institutions in the Middle East, which have undergone considerable change in the modern era. Readings will include primary source texts in translation from all periods. The course will focus throughout on the key themes of trade, law, travel, religion, empire and gender. (3-0) R