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Develop an understanding of the social, historical and theological dimensions of contemporary Islam from an insider approach. By the end of the course, students will have a good grasp of the early history of Islam, the subsequent growth of the Muslim community, and contemporary issues.
Additional topics will include:
- History of early Islam
- Christian-Muslim relations over time
- The Qu’ran
- Islam and Science
- Islamic law, and Shari‘a
- Islam and the Environment
- Religious Pluralism
- Woman and Islamic tradition
- Contemporary Islam
- Islamic financial systems
- Politics and Islam
No prior knowledge of Islam is required. Principles of interfaith dialogue will be applied.
Available as a public access course
This course is available as a non-credit public access course (SOCI 399). Public access non-credit courses are offered at a reduced rate, and you do not need to be a King's student to register.
Looking to take this course for credit? Find it under the course code SOCI 399. Apply today.