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Proposal Summary: AS-08-064

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Titlenew course: Ottoman State and Society (3400:489)
Submitting DeanLevant
Submitting CollegeArts & Sciences -- Annabelle Foos x7937
Departments Generating the ProposalHistory
Objection DeadlineFebruary 12, 2008
Proposal StatusFinal Approval Granted
Proposal Last UpdatedMarch 10, 2008 by PR Rex Ramsier
Effective DateFall 2008
Brief Summary of ProposalThis proposal is to add 3400:489 Ottoman State and Society to the History offerings. (See also AS-08-065 for the 589 portion.) This course will add an important area of study to the History offerings. The Ottoman Empire ruled over the crossroads of Eurasia and North Africa for six centuries; from the heartland of Anatolia in what is now Turkey, the empire stretched from Algeria to Iraq, from the gates of Vienna to Yemen. This enduring multiethnic Islamic empire was soon competitive with, if not superior to, European empires in terms of military and economic power, as well as cultural wealth. By the time the Ottoman Empire came to an end in the early 20th century, caught between the imperialist ambitions of Europe and Russia and nationalist rebellions in its own provinces, it appeared impoverished and vulnerable to the modernizing West. What happened along the way? And how did this empire at the center of the Old World impact and react to the European, African, and Asian societies on its frontiers? What are the facts and fictions of Ottoman decline? The Imperial Harem? Tradition and modernity? What was the legacy of the Ottoman Empire on its successor states? This course was taught as a special topics course in Spring 2006.
Type of ProposalCourse changes only
Graduate School Endorsement StatusNot required
Graduate School Endorsement UpdatedDecember 06, 2007 by GS Heather Blake
Institutional Research StatusApproved
IR Status UpdatedJanuary 23, 2008 by IR Eric Sponseller
Library StatusApproved
Library Status UpdatedDecember 19, 2007 by UL Mike Tosko
Distance Learning Review Committee StatusNot required
DLRC Status Updated
General Education Advisory Committee StatusNot required
GEAC Status UpdatedDecember 06, 2007 by PR Rex Ramsier
Resource RequirementsNo additional resources
Resource Requirements UpdatedDecember 06, 2007 by AS dean's ofc Cathy Moore

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