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Academic Year 2005/2006
Islam and Muslim Cultures
RELI 221 FA
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
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
assessment of Western views of Islam and Muslims.
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
EXAMINATIONS 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.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
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- Instructor(s): Gottschalk,Peter S.
- Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: PAC421;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 40)
- SR. major: 7 Jr. major: 7
- SR. non-major: 7 Jr. non-major: 7 SO: 7 FR: 5
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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