New Course! Hist 313: History of Islam taught by Professor Francis.
this class, we will examine the historical and religious development of
as a religion and as a force in human history from the seventh century
CE to the present. In particular, we will focus on the diversity of
Islamic belief and practice in a variety of historical and cultural
contexts. Topics will include:
development of the Sunni/Shiite split
forms of Islamic mysticism (Sufism)
development and interpretation of Islamic law (Shariah), and its historical, political, and social implications.
This class is being submitted for approval as an Interdisciplinary course under
the new General Education Program (GEP).