Sep 23, 2023
HIST 2270 - The Middle East and the World
This course offers students an opportunity to critically explore the historical connections between Middle East history and other parts of the world. Structured as a chronological survey spanning the period of 600-1990 AD, the course covers events and processes related to developments in politics, economics, social organization, religion, science and technology, and culture.
It highlights key moments in which dynamics in the Middle East shaped other parts of the world. Equally important are those moments in which developments in other parts of the world helped shape the region. The survey draws on connections between the Middle East and multiple other regions: Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Constructed World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMAH Arts & Humanities
College Credit Plus: Level 1
- Students will be able to describe the major global historical periodizations (i.e., ancient, medieval, early modern, and modern eras) and explain how the Middle East region fits into that periodization.
- Students will be able to identify the major thematic connections of political, military, economic, social, cultural, religious, and scientific interaction between the Middle East and other regions of the world.
- Students will be able to analyze and assess the nature and consequence of the encounter between peoples of the Middle East and other regions in the context of key historical moments.
- Students will be able to describe and explain the universality of experience among different cultures, specifically through the examination of documents and imaginative works.
- Students will be able to examine course materials and outside research in order to evaluate the impact of specific cultural interactions and assess their historical significance.
- Students will be able to interpret the role of cultural perspective and historical context while examining interactions between the Middle East and the world.
- Students will be able to state a make a clear argument about issues related to the relationship of the Middle East to the rest of the world that takes into account assumptions, complexities, and limitations.
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