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The Making of the Modern Middle East - Part 2

The Making of the Modern Middle East - Part 2

Date(s) - 03/03/2022 - 03/24/2022
10:00 am - 10:55 am

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15- 60 USD
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In part two of this series, over four weeks, students will explore the history, geography, and politics of the Middle East region by examining the origins of Islam and the ‘Abbsaid Caliphate.


Session 1

Mar 3 – Mar 24 (4 weeks)

10am – 10:55am
Session 2

Sep 27 – Oct 18 (4 weeks)

4:30pm – 5:25pm


Price: $60 USD
(Total per learner – $15 per class)

Teacher: Janelle Hopkins M.Ed

About Me

My name is Janelle and I teach classes on modern world and US history, comparative politics, geography, and other various history and geopolitical classes with topics ranging from Revolutionary Cuba to the Ottoman Empire.  I enjoy putting a fun spin on my history classes so that learners do not realize they're learning history.  I liken it to putting your child's medicine in their sippy cup - they drink it not realizing it's there!


Class Experience

In part two of this Middle East series, students will continue to explore the history, geography, and politics of the Middle East region over the past  2,000 years.  Beginning where Part 1 left off, we will discuss the origins  of Islam and the 'Abbasid Caliphate and its revolutionary impact on Islamic history.

To gain a better understanding of contemporary Middle Eastern culture and society, which is steeped in tradition, one should look closely at its history.Drawing from various sources, learners will trace the political, economical, social, and cultural development of the Middle East.  While not required, it is STRONGLY recommended that learners take Part 1 in this series before enrolling in this course.

Class Topics:

Weeks 1 and 2:  The Origins of Islam
The mission, struggles and final triumph of the Prophet, the foundations of the Muslim community, the life changing experiences of his followers and successors known from scripture and from the transmitted recollections of participants and tradition.

Weeks  3 & 4: The 'Abbasid Caliphate
The replacement of the Umayyad by the 'Abbasid caliphate, was more than a simple change of dynasty.  It was a revolution in Islamic history.

Refund Policy:  "moderate refund policy" - full refund up until a week in advance or within 24 hours of purchase (until class starts) and then 75% refund within the 1st week.
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