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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

HLS 261 - History of the Middle East

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Diversity Requirement.

Gain an analytical framework to examine the history of the Middle East region, focusing on the following areas: the pre-Islamic era; the rise and expansion of Islam; medieval Muslim society and culture; the rise, decline, and collapse of the Ottoman Empire; the impact of the West on politics and society; the rise of nationalism; the Arab-Israeli conflict and peace process; and modern revolutionary movements and the resurgence of Islam.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121 .

Crosslisted: Also offer as HIS 261 ; credit will not be given for both HLS 261 and HIS 261 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrates the ability to properly interpret and apply essential information.
    • Describe the basic principles of emergency planning and crisis management as it
      applies to human, building and infrastructure survival.
    • Explain emergency plans consistent with the contents, goals and objectives of
      United States for the protection of the nation as articulated by the President,
      Department of Homeland Security, Maryland Governor and other localities.
  • Examines, calculates, projects, and manages outcomes from possible international
    terrorist threats.
    • Prioritize assets most essential to the United States social and economic wellbeing.
    • Identify foreign policies that develop alliances with foreign movements.
    • Classify possible terrorist threats emerging from a specific region.
    • Outline response options to emerging terrorist threats.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 7 Quantitative Reasoning Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking