Course offerings are subject to change. Final authority for changes in course offerings rests with academic departments. For questions concerning course offerings contact the academic department.
For complete course descriptions and prerequisites consult the online course catalog.
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For Spring 2021, we will offer courses in an array of modalities:
- “In-Person instruction” referring to instructors and students attending synchronous classes on our campus, or, in the case of practica, field work, internships, service learning, or flight training, at community locations, subject to public health conditions. (001 sections)
- “Remote instruction” referring to instructors and students meeting synchronously using digital technology (eg: Zoom) at the scheduled times according to the Registrar’s calendar. (820 sections)
- “Hybrid instruction” referring to a mix of in-person instruction and either remote or online instruction, with reduced contact time on campus. (860 sections)
- “Online instruction” referring to asynchronous instructor-student interactions using digital technology, with students able to interact with each other and the instructor at flexible hours. (850 sections)
Please check the course schedule listing for how each class will be offered. The Note
section will provide additional information as needed for each course.
ISLAM AND MUSLIMS
What do Muslims believe? How do they practice their faith? What role does Islam and what roles do Muslims play in the 21st century? This course provides an introduction to the history, beliefs, and practices of Islam and Muslim communities, including both Sunni and Shi'i traditions, Sufis and Salafis, from the time of Muhammad ibn Abdullah to the 21st century. Students will examine the ways in which we come to 'know' about Islam and how to approach mediated sources with a critical lens. Thus, in addition to highlighting the many important cultural, scientific, medical, artistic, and architectural contributions of Muslim societies throughout the past millenium, critical contemporary issues will also be addressed, including the role of women in Islam, the meaning of jihad, the legal traditions (shari'a and fiqh), the relationship between religion and politics in Islam, and issues of law, gender, myth, violence, colonialism, modernity, and Islamophobia.
|Class Number||17650 ?|
|Course Attribute||Totally Online|
|Note||Cross-listed with INST 4140-8512.|
|Date||Jan 11, 2021 - May 07, 2021|
|Instructor||Paul A. Williams|