Intro to Islamic Tradition

Introduction to the Islamic Tradition (WT)
In this course we will explore the Islamic tradition: its history, basic doctrines and rituals, canonical literature, and diverse manifestations across time and space. We begin with a discussion of the ways in which the image of Islam has been shaped and represented in the west in recent centuries. Then we will embark upon a journey in the Islamic world. Throughout, we will focus on three elements - change, diversity, and continuity. We will also see how a shared sacred history, Scripture, and basic common conceptions in terms of belief and practice sustain a sense of unity among more than a billion contemporary Muslims. We will conclude with an analysis of the increasing presence of Islam in American society, media, and politics. 2 hrs. lect, 1 hr. disc.
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RELI 0150

All Sections in Fall 2012

Fall 2012

RELI0150A-F12 Lecture (Anzali)
RELI0150Y-F12 Discussion (Anzali)
RELI0150Z-F12 Discussion (Anzali)