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The Middle East and Islamic History Concentration at SFU
The SFU History Department offers students the opportunity to enroll in a Middle East Concentration to enhance their degree.
Undergraduate students majoring in history at SFU may qualify for this concentration by completing two lower-level and four upper-level courses in Middle East and/or Islamic history.
STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE TWO OF:
- HIST 151-3: The Modern Middle East: An introductory survey of the changing societies of the Middle East since 1800.
- HIST 249-3: The Origins of Islam and the Emergence of Islamic Civilization: A broad survey of the development of classical Islamic civilization.
- HIST 252-3: Islamic India: A survey of the cultural patterns, social and political forces, and historical contexts that have shaped the Islamic period of Indian history.
PLUS FOUR OF:
- HIST 350-4: The Ottoman Empire and Turkey: A study of Ottoman society and the impact of Ottoman rule in the Middle East.
- HIST 352-4: Religion and Politics in Modern Iran: The Intellectual and social history of greater Iran from the Safavids to the 20th century.
- HIST 354-4: Imperialism and Modernity in the Middle East: The role of imperialism in the transformation of the Middle East and North Africa.
- HIST 355-4: The Arab Middle East in the Twentieth Century: An examination of this century's major themes in the history of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and other states of the Arab peninsula.
- HIST 456-4: Late Ottoman State: State, Culture and Social Transformation, 1750-1923: The history of the Ottoman Empire from the mid 18th Century to its demise in the aftermath of WW1.
- HIST-457: Turkish Republic: Politics, Society and Culture: The political, social and cultural transformation in Turkey from the end of WWI to the present.
- HIST 465-4: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A discussion of the modern history of nation-building in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
- HIST 467-4: Modern Egypt: An interpretive discussion of the course of modern Egyptian history.
- HIST 469-4: Islamic Social and Intellectual History: An advanced analysis of specific problems in Islamic social and intellectual history.
Studies in History courses (HIST 390, 391, 485, and 486) may also be considered when the topic is relevant.