The student will trace the origins and expansion of the Islamic World between 600 CE and 1300 CE. Explain the origins of Islam and the growth of the Islamic Empire. Identify the Muslim trade routes to India, China, Europe, and Africa and assess the economic impact of this trade. Explain the reasons for the split between Sunni and Shia Muslims. Identify the contributions of Islamic scholars in medicine (Ibn Sina) and geography (Ibn Battuta)Describe the impact of the Crusades on both the Islamic World and Europe. Analyze the relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.