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RELS 308 - World of Islam
Fall 2017, Section 50

ID #Subj#SecTitleDatesDaysTimeCrdsStatusInstructorDelivery MethodLoc
000477 RELS 308 50 World of Islam
08/19 - 12/10
n/a
na - na
4.0 Open Hamidi, Marjan
Dameh, Bilal
Completely Online-Asynchronous Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University


Meeting Details
DatesDaysTimeBuilding/RoomInstructor
8/19/2017 - 12/10/2017 n/a na - na n/a Hamidi, Marjan
Dameh, Bilal

Notes
  • Community Engagement
  • Note: This is an online course, not an independent study. Course has no required face-to-face or synchronous meetings. There are required online activities and assignments each week. No required proctored exams. Intermediate computer/Internet skills required. For online learning and course access information go to www.metrostate.edu/col click on Student Resources.

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 27 Enrolled: 25 Seats Remaining: 2

Restrictions
  • Requires minimum credits: 30

Add/Drop/Withdraw
Full refund is available until August 27, 2017, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is November 20, 2017.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $1,214.92
Tuition -nonresident: $1,214.92
Approximate Course Fees: $137.88

Course Level
Undergraduate

Proctored Test Requirement
None

On-site Seat Requirement
None

General/Liberal Education Category
Upper Division Liberal Studies

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
  • Goal 06 - Humanities/Fine Arts
    • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
    • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
    • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
    • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
    • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Goal 08 - Global Perspective
    • Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.
    • Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.
    • Understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future.

Description
Islam is the second largest world religion today, yet the least understood of any. This course will begin with Muhammad and the historical origins, pre-modern history, and key teachings of Islam as found primarily in the Quran. We will also consider major historical developments such as the division between the Sunni and Shia branches of the religion, in addition to the vital contributions of Islamic theology, law and mysticism (Sufism). In the second half of the semester we will address issues involving Islam in the modern period--for example, "fundamentalism" or revivalism, neo-revivalism, "religion and politics" in various countries, Islam in the West, and Islam as perceived in the West. Attention will also be given to Muslim ideas and practices regarding sexuality and gender as well as racial, ethnic and class issues.

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