RELIG 120 Introduction to Islam

Overview of Islam and Islamic-based culture, civilization and movements with a focus on its distinctive practices and beliefs. Survey of the history of Islam from the time of Muhammad and investigation of the Qur'an and hadith as primary Islamic doctrinal, ethical, devotional and legalistic sources. Examination of Islam in American and popular stereotypes of Islam and Muslims including Islamic-inspired violence, law and the Sharia and the treatment of women and religious and ethnic minorities.

Units: 3.00

UC, CSU, Associate Degree Applicable

Prerequisites: None

Lecture: Minimum 48 hours per semester

Departmental Recommendation: Eligibility for ENGL 101