Introduction to Islam - REL 233 at Danville Community College

Effective: 2022-05-01

Course Description

Studies Islam in its historical, religious and political dimensions and assists in the understanding of its contemporary vitality and attraction as a faith, a culture and a way of life. Provides exposure to Muslim culture and religious practices through an experiential element.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

REL 233 provides students the opportunity to learn the basics of Islamic beliefs and major practices, become familiar with the main sources of knowledge and laws, identify diversity within Islamic practice including Sunni and Shia, contextualize contemporary topics relating to Islam and Muslims including jihad, global political movements, gender, culture, and dress, and understand the history and culture of Muslims in a variety of global contexts

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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