Economic History and Modernization of the Islamic Middle East

ECON 306

Economic development of the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the present. Transformation of the region from an economically advanced area into part of the underdeveloped world. Role of religion in economic successes and failures. Obstacles to development today. Topics: Islamic economic institutions, economic roles of Islamic law, innovation and change, political economy of modernization, interactions with other regions, economic consequences of Islamism. Prerequisite: Economics 101 or 21 and 22 or instructor consent.

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Prerequisite: Economics 101D, or Economics 21 and 22

Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • W
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • POLSCI 351
Typically Offered