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REL 272 - Journeying through the World of Islam


This is not an introduction to Islam as a religion - take REL 178 if that’s what interests you! - but to Muslim peoples, cultures, and societies. We will virtually travel through the world of Islam, beginning from where it began, in 7th-century Arabia. To understand Islamic societies and their inhabitants “the Muslims,” we will approach Islamic civilization geographically and as tourists, exploring the chosen zones: Muslim religious, cultural, social, political, and economic life and heritage, and experience of its Muslim inhabitants. As part of a team, you will discover, digitally map, and guide others through one of the Muslim cultural zones. We will conclude our study by reflecting upon the diversity experienced in these virtual tours and probe what has, may, or can unit Muslims under the umbrella terms “world of Islam” or “Muslim world.” Our study is guided and facilitated by a Technology Library Academic team.

Satisfies Philosophical and Religious Perspectives requirement.
Satisfies Cultural Diversity requirement.