Introduction to Islam
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Course Number: LREL 2065
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course provides an introduction to the key texts, beliefs and practices of the religion of Islam. The course begins with an examination of the rise of Islam, the life of its Prophet and the early appearance of the main sectarian divisions. Topics explored will include the nature and history of the Qurán and the Hadith, particular aspects of Islamic practice and belief, as well as religious law, theology, philosophy, Sufism, literature, and art and architecture from the earliest period to the present. Students will also explore major developments in the political, social and cultural history of the Muslim world from its origins in seventh century Arabia to rise of the nation-state in the twentieth century, especially its expansion into South and Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.
Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.
Open to Eugene Lang College students.
Open to Undergraduate students.