Introduction to Islam

Session: Fall
Type: Synchronous
Units: 3
Academic Year: 2019 - 2020
Approval Required: No

This course will give an introduction to the Islamic tradition in its religious, historical, and cultural contexts, paying particular attention to the diversity of expressions of Islam within each of these categories. The course will discuss the theological foundations of the tradition, the history
of its development, and different expressions of its praxis that have evolved out of Muslim cultures and societies. It will also present contemporary issues related to Islam and Muslims, particularly in their representation throughout different types of media.

Course format and evaluation: seminar, with final research paper/presentation on a specific topic or theme. Intended audience: all degree programs.

Relates to threshold: Thea/ology in Culture and Context

High-residency, limited hybrid participation allowed.