HIST 370 - Islam and the West: Historical Encounters
H, G, 4 credits. T2 (2021-2022).
This course will examine the historical encounters between Islam and the West by stressing points of convergence and divergence. It will address how religious, political, geographic, social, economic and cultural factors have shaped the relationships between these two civilizations for centuries. There will be special emphasis on the multifarious perceptions of Islamic and Western worlds vis-à-vis one another. This course can also count toward the global studies program. This course can also count toward the heritage and museum studies program and the interfaith minor.