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Islam and Muslim Cultures
RELI 221
Spring 2010
Section: 01  

This course introduces students to the secular study of Islam and some of the religious perspectives of Muslims. It seeks to provide familiarity with some of the basic teachings and practices of Islam while exploring the diversity of religious traditions among Muslims in Egypt, India, Afghanistan, and the United States. This effort will involve the study and use of the tools of comparative religious studies. It will also require critical assessment of Western views of Islam and Muslims.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
The course involves the study of Muslim cultures in South Asia, the Middle East, and the United States and explores the interactions and interpenetrations of these cultures with non-Muslim ones.
A key facet of the course is a recognition of the interpretative traditions among Muslims that are responsible for the vast diversity of Islamic rituals and beliefs as well as Muslim cultures.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CGST-MN)(CIVI-MN)(MEST-MN)(MUST-MN)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SAST-MN)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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