HIST 3317 The Shaping of the Islamic World: From Origins to Modernity

3 hours; 3 credits

A survey of the major historical developments and religious themes within the Islamic tradition from its origins to the present day. Topics include the Qur?an and its interpretation, Islamic law, theology, Sufism, and the Caliphate. The course raises broader theoretical questions including the nature of reason and revelation, science and religion, and politics and religion. This course is the same as Religious Studies 3006. Not available to students who took History 3390 in the spring 2016 semester. Alternatively may satisfy credit in Ancient, Medieval and early modern European History.

Prerequisite: English 1010 or permission of department.

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