INTST 261 The Middle East in the Islamic Era • 5 Cr.
Examines the political, social, and cultural history of the Middle East since the 7th century. Topics include the development of Islam, the rise and decline of Islamic empires, and the impact of modernization, the Arab-Israeli confrontation, and Islamic fundamentalism. Same as HIST 261. Either INTST 261 or HIST 261 may be taken for credit, not both. May be used as a social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC. Recommended: HIST 102 or HIST 103.