Formerly HIS 297A. Satisfies 3 credits toward Middle Eastern Studies Minor.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III.
Course Description: This course will deal with modern developments in the entire Islamic world - from China, South, Central, and Southeast Asia to the Middle East, Africa, and in Europe and America. Topics will include the role of Islam in the history of Indonesia, Malaysia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan as well as in the Arab world, Turkey and Iran; Islamic fundamentalism and issues of modernization; terrorism, the Arab-Israeli conflict; and the current situation in Iraq.
Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, Spring, Summer.