HISTORY 399 - Topics in History
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Islam and the West
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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May be elected five times for credit.


This course examines Western and Christian views of Islam from the seventh century to the present. We will trace the earliest reactions of Christians to the emergence of Islam from the Arabian Peninsula as well as modern reflections. We will read the words of medieval monks and American presidents in order to ask why particular ways of thinking about and with Islam have endured for long. In addition to a historical introduction, this course also offers the opportunity for you to learn how to use historical sources and think critically about how history has been written.

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Any interested students.


HISTORY 399 - Topics in History
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
002 (LEC)
 In Person
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM

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