HUM-3150 People and Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

This course encompasses the religions, history, and politics of these two regions, as well as general aspects of their cultures. We shall begin by studying the various histories of the Israelis, Arabs, Turks and Iranians. Then we will study the religions of Judaism, Eastern Christianity, and Islam, and various aspects of their cultures, such as food and holidays. Briefly we shall study the political aspects of the Arab-Israeli dilemma, as well as socialism and capitalism in the Middle East and North Africa. Meets Part III of the GECC.