Students will be introduced to the physical, political, and cultural geography of those
areas of the world that are predominantly Muslim. Students will learn about the basic
tenets of Islam and the early history of the religion. The cultural achievements of the
major Islamic dynasties and empires will also be examined. Finally, the students will
analyze the issues facing the Islamic world today. Formerly listed as HIST 299, not open
to students who have successfully completed HIST 299.