The course examines the major contributions of the Islamic civilization in legal, social, economic and cultural aspects. It takes a chronological approach starting with the dawn of Islam to the modern era. Students will learn about Muslim scientists, philosophers, social scientists and artists. Depending on the time, the course will cover a number of thinkers from various fields of knowledge.
Gettleman, Marvin E. and Stuart Schaar, eds. (2003). The Middle East and Islamic World Reader. New York: Grove Press.
Vernon O. Egger, (2004). A History of the Muslim World to 1405: The Making of a Civilization.