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Brannon M. Wheeler
Seattle Campus


Introduction to important cultural and historical aspects of Islam, focusing on basic concepts and developments such as prophethood, Quran and Hadith, canon and law, ritual, social theory, Sufism, theology, and sectarianism. Special attention to comparison of varied Muslim practices and beliefs, and their relation to textual and personal authority. Offered: jointly with NEAR E 211.

Class description

Historical and contemporary aspects of Islamic culture including classical texts political movements, literature and art, beliefs and rituals and mysticism. Focus on Prophethood, Ritual, Canon and Law, and Cultural diversity. Examples from Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, and North American introduction to Islamic religion and culture. > > >

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

lecture, small-group discussion

Recommended preparation

ability to write and read critically.

Class assignments and grading

short written assignments and in-class projects

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Loryn R. Paxton
Date: 10/18/1999