AAPTIS 262 - Introduction to Islam
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Islam as a religious tradition. After examining the fundamental sources of Islam, particularly the Qur'an and the reports about the activities and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, we will discuss how these foundations gave rise to the beliefs and practices of Muslims and to an Islamic civilization that boasts spectacular achievements in such areas as law, theology, science, philosophy, art, and spirituality. Special attention will be given the internal diversity of Islam and the astounding variety of its interpretations by its followers from its rise until today.

Course Requirements:

Quizzes, an essay, a midterm, and a final exam.

Intended Audience:

Any student interested in Islam and its role in the shaping of Muslim societies.

Class Format:

Lectures, Q&As and discussion sections.

AAPTIS 262 - Introduction to Islam
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11174
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Discussion sections do not meet before the first lecture.
002 (DIS)
P
11175
Open
Wolv. Access
 
-
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
11176
Open
Wolv. Access
 
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
11177
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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ISBN: 0321398777
Islam in historical perspective, Author: Alexander (Sasha) Knysh., Publisher: Pearson Education 2010
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