HIST 1301: History
of the Arab World - Summer 2006
M-F 14:00-15:20, Building 6 Room 8
Prof. Jonathan Wyrtzen
Course Structure and Requirements
The course will combine lectures with in-class discussion based on the assigned readings in the textbook and additional primary source readings available on the course website. The lectures will help organize, summarize, and outline material into principal themes; the discussions will allow the students to interact with, evaluate, and debate the issues raised by the readings and in lectures.
The course requirements include: regular attendance and participation in class, four quizzes, a mid-term exam, and a final exam.
Participation is an essential part of your grade and includes attendance and participation in class discussion, including writing short responses to some of the readings. More than four absences reduce the participation grade by half and more than seven absences reduce it to 10%.