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Hasan Karatas

Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D., Near Eastern Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 2011
Office
JRC 409
Phone
(651) 962-5732
Fax
651-962-5741
Mail
JRC 432
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Dr. Karatas completed his doctoral degree in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. His research areas include urban historiography in the Late Ottoman and Early Republican Turkey, urban history in the early modern Islamic world, and the social history of Islamic Mysticism.  In addition, Dr. Karatas taught part-time at New York and Sabanci Universities including courses in Ottoman Turkish language, the history of Modern Turkey, and religion and politics in the early modern Middle East.

Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
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Summer 2015 Courses

Summer 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 118 - 01 Middle East and North Africa M - W - - - - 1730 - 2130 JRC 201
CRN: 30096 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Hasan Karatas This course will introduce students to the history and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa with special attention to the impact of successive Islamic movements that shaped the modern-day political system of Islam and that continues to inform their interactions with Europe and the West today. The organizing theme of the course is "Contact and Change," which will afford an opportunity to examine two of the principal challenges facing historians: accounting for change and understanding people and societies separated from us by space and time. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

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Fall 2015 Courses

Fall 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 118 - 01 Middle East and North Africa - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940
CRN: 42474 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Hasan Karatas This course will introduce students to the history and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa with special attention to the impact of successive Islamic movements that shaped the modern-day political system of Islam and that continues to inform their interactions with Europe and the West today. The organizing theme of the course is "Contact and Change," which will afford an opportunity to examine two of the principal challenges facing historians: accounting for change and understanding people and societies separated from us by space and time. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

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HIST 118 - 02 Middle East and North Africa - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700
CRN: 42475 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Hasan Karatas This course will introduce students to the history and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa with special attention to the impact of successive Islamic movements that shaped the modern-day political system of Islam and that continues to inform their interactions with Europe and the West today. The organizing theme of the course is "Contact and Change," which will afford an opportunity to examine two of the principal challenges facing historians: accounting for change and understanding people and societies separated from us by space and time. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

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HIST 253 - 01 Cities of the Middle East - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135
CRN: 42476 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Hasan Karatas A survey of the history of major cities in the Middle East and North Africa. This course will trace the region's history through the foundation and development of the cities that served as the centers of the significant political entities since 600 A.D. Each week will focus on the symbolism and functionality of urban space and architecture as well as the role of politics, religion, and global trade in the formation of one of the following cities: Jerusalem, Mecca and Madina, Baghdad, Cairo, Istanbul, Isfahan, Beirut and Algiers. The course will seek an answer to the question of whether history shapes the city or the city shapes history.

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