HST 260 : History of Islamic Civilizations

Transcript title

Hist of Islamic Civilizations



Grading mode

Standard letter grades

Total contact hours


Lecture hours


Course Description

Covers political, social, and religious developments in the Islamic world from 600 C.E. to the 1960s. Traces the formation of Islam and the establishment of the Caliphate; the impact of the Mongol invasions; the Ottoman, Mughal, and Safavid empires; and the impact of European colonization and 20th century movements of decolonization.

Course learning outcomes

1. Develop a historical perspective by demonstrating knowledge of context and chronology.
2. Analyze primary historical evidence.
3. Identify historical arguments found in secondary sources.
4. Construct an historical argument in a written essay.
5. Challenge shared assumptions and cultural stereotypes through discussion, written and oral means.
6. Identify the chronology and construct a narrative about a given time or place.
7. Identify geographical context of historical events.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Social Science
  • Cultural Literacy

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