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Islamic History

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Explore the long and complex history of the Islamic world!

Would you like to learn more about Muslim religious beliefs and cultural history throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe?

HST 260: History of Islamic Civilizations taught by Dr. Jessica Hammerman

Begins September 20, 2021 and runs through December 8

Meets in person Mondays 12:45-2:35 p.m. in Jefferson 101 and online on Blackboard

 Course description:  This course covers political, social, and religious developments in the Islamic world from 600 C.E. to the 1970s. It traces the formation of Islam and the establishment of the Caliphate; unique inventions and scientific perspectives; the impact of European colonization; 20th-Century movements of decolonization; and authoritarianism today.

Sign up in one of two ways:

  • Credit: Register through your Bobcat Web Account (CRN 45233); see the Getting Started steps if you need to apply or renew your application.
  • Non-credit: Use this registration link: History of Islamic Civilizations Registration or call the Continuing Education front office at 541.383.7270 during regular business hours.