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Course Catalog 2021-2022 
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HISP 298 - Islamic Spain

For centuries the Iberian Peninsula was a Muslim territory called al-Andalus where a uniquely sophisticated and luxurious culture flourished. Although the Muslim political presence in Spain came to an end in 1492 with the defeat of the Kingdom of Granada by the Catholic Monarchs Isabella and Ferdinand, the last Muslims did not leave Spain until 1614. Today, massive immigration from North Africa has reintroduced Islam to Spain. In this course we will learn about the development of Islamic culture in Spain, the transition to Christian political dominance and eventual elimination of Islam, and the current debate in Spain over North African immigration.

Credits 1

Note: Course taught in Spanish.  Course also taught at the 300-level.