Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course introduces students to the traditions and cultures of the Middle East. The professor is a very erudite scholar who engages students in a challenging way. She asks students to draw connections between past and present to understand the Middle East. Additionally, you also learn about the shared customs of the three Abrahamic faiths.
I enjoyed learning about Fatima Amara's theory about Middle Eastern populations. This theory gives some explanation to why Jewish minorities have been persecuted thorought history. I also learned about how Ibn Khaldun's theories were later proven to be true about the layers of the earth.
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Advice for students:
You have a range of books to choose from and you should choose a book that you enjoy. It's very important to attend class lectures and participate in class discussion.