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HIST 339 - Jihad and the Origins of Islamist Movements in the Middle East


Class Hours: 3
Lab/Discussion: 0
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, 3cr of college history
Discusses the concept of “jihad” in Islamic history: its origins, development, and historical deployment by groups within the Muslim community. Analyzes the history and origins of groups such as al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and ISIS and considers whether these groups are “medieval” or actually modern products of globalization. (Also offered as PLSC 339 ; may not be taken for duplicate credit.)



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