Fall 2008 not offered
|Course Cluster: Southern Asia Studies|
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CEC)(CIR)(CMES)(CMST)(CSA)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Geneive Abdo, NO GOD BUT GOD
Frederick Denny, AN INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
Malcolm X, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X
William Paden, RELIGIOUS WORLDS
Attia Hosain, SUNLIGHT ON A BROKEN COLUMN
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two exams, 10-12 page research paper, two small papers, reading all class material.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance and participation is mandatory.