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THEO991

Studies in Islam

Unit overview and content

This unit is designed to provide advanced understanding of the major beliefs and theologies of Islam.  The unit will focus on a sample of the most crucial contemporary issues confronting Islam in its most immediate contexts of the Muslim nations of the Middle East and Asia, as well as globally.

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of:

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures.
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments. 

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Minor Essay (30%)
  • Discussion Forum (30%)
  • Research Essay (40%)
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