Prerequisite: Completion of the Philosophical Inquiry section of the Core. (First semester/ 3 credits)
An introduction to Islam covering major events in Islamic history, central Islamic teachings and important rituals and practices. Will involve studying the life of the Prophet Muhammad, reading selections from the Qur’an (in English translation) and listening to recordings of professional reciters. Special attention will be given to Sufism, Islam in America and major issues facing Muslims in the contemporary world.