Contemplative Islam

An introduction to the belief system and cultures of the Islamic world via an interactive approach. Emphasis is placed on the traditional values, beliefs, and prescribed practices of the Islamic world as expounded in the key authoritative Islamic sources: the Qur'an and the Sunna of the Prophet Muhammad. A central theme that is examined is the doctrine of tawhid, or the unity of God, which underlies all Islamic thought and belief. Students participate in a variety of Islamic rituals and practices in order to gain a firsthand experience of Islam. Offered alternate years. Co-requisite or prerequisite: COR113 or COR130.
Course Number: REL314
Units: 3.0