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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: HIS                                     Course Number: 256                                    
Course Title: History of Muslim Societies and Communities
Subject: History
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


The course provides an introduction to the development of Muslim societies globally, from the early Arabian Peninsula to the Muslim kingdoms of West Africa, from the Mughal empires in the Indian sub-continent to the Iranian Islamic revolution. The emphasis is on the historical movements of people, goods, ideas, art, technological inventions and scientific knowledge, and the ways these exchanges have and continue to shape society. The course will frame Islam within a diversity of cultures, civilizations, and social practices rather than a theology.

Prerequisite: ENG 201
Start Date:    01/27/2014                         End Date: