This course is an introduction to the Islamic tradition. In addition to a survey of the historicaland contemporary development of the religion, we will examine the wide variety of beliefs and practices associated with Islam, highlighting the diversity of global Muslim communities. Topics include the significance of the Prophet Muhammad, the importance of the Qur'an, the development of Islamic law, theology, and philosophy, the Islamic mystical tradition, and Shi`ism. Additionally, this course will investigate issues related to Islam and modernity.
3 credits
Lower Division
The Capacities | Global Awareness
Approaches to Creation and Analysis | The Humanities