RELI 180: Introduction to Islamic Civilization

Currently Offered:
Summer 2019 (11 weeks: May 15–July 30)
Spring Semester 2019 (January 9 - May 7)

This course is an introduction to some of the major themes, issues, people, places, sights, and sounds of Islam past and present. Being an introductory course, it presumes no prior knowledge of Islam. This course is intended to highlight the manifold expressions of Islamic piety in diverse historical, cultural, and geographical contexts. Its two broad aims are, first and foremost, to provide basic knowledge of Islamic history, belief and ritual life; and secondarily, to provide knowledge necessary for critically and actively analyzing discussions of Islam in media and contemporary world events.

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Samah Choudhury
  • Department: Religious Studies
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • View a sample course syllabus for the online course.

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