SRJC Course Outlines

3/4/2021 5:36:55 PMHUMAN 10.5 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 10.5Title:  ISLAM  
Full Title:  Islam
Last Reviewed:3/11/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course will explore the origins, spread, and history of Islam, as well as its diversity and presence  in the modern world.  It will give the student a thorough introduction to the life of Muhammad, the Qur'an, the Hadith, Sunni/Shiite differences, Sufism, Islamic law, philosophy, politics, art, and will discuss Western perceptions, portrayals and encounters with Islam, past and present.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course will explore the origins, spread, and history of Islam, as well as its diversity and presence  in the modern world.  It will give the student a thorough introduction to the life of Muhammad, the Qur'an, the Hadith, Sunni/Shiite differences, Sufism, Islamic law, philosophy, politics, art, and will discuss Western perceptions, portrayals and encounters with Islam, past and present.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2011
Inactive: 
 Area:E
H
Humanities
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 2011
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 2011
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2011Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2011Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to
1.  List the major tenets and practices of Islam that are common to all sects and variants
2.  Summarize and describe the persona, the career, and the historical sources for Muhammad
3.  Outline the major features of the history of Islam
4.  Name and describe the diverse theological and political movements and sects within Islam
5.  Describe Islam's sectarian geographical distribution and trace its history
6.  Give examples of and evaluate Islam's portrayal in Western media
7.  Give examples of inner-Islamic conflict involving ethnic, national, linguistic and gender issues.
8.  Describe Islam's relationship with other World Religions, especially Judaism and Christianity
9.  Give examples and assess contemporary conflicts in which Islam plays a role

Topics and Scope
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1.   Religious Culture of pre-Islamic Arabia
2.   Muhammad's profile before 610
3.   Muhammad's Meccan prophetic career, 610-622
4.   Muhammad's Successors--the Rashidun
5.   The Qur'an
6.   The Hadith
7.   Sharia
8.   The Five Pillars
9.   Shiite/Sunni Disputes
10.  Development of Islamic Civilizations: Political and Religious
      a.  Umayyads
      b.  Abbasids
      c.  Esoteric Movements--Sufis, etc.
11.  The Crusades
12.  The Mongols
13.  The Pinnacle of Imperial Power
      a.  The Safavid Empire
      b.  The Moghul Empire
      c.  The Ottoman Empire
14.  The Arrival of the West and the Decline of Islamic Imperial Power
15.  Fundamentalist Movements such as:
      a.  Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab
      b.  Sayyid Qutb
      c.  The Iranian Revolution
      d.  Taliban
16.  Muslims as minority immigrants
17.  Orientalism
18.  Women in Islam

Assignments:
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1.  Regular reading assignments of 30-60 pages per week from course texts including primary and secondary sources.
2.  3-7 short essays of 2-3 pages which will interpret and evaluate readings from primary and secondary sources.
3.  2-7 written quizzes and/or exams consisting of one or more of the following: essay, fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, true/false and matching questions.
4.  A final examination based on classroom lecture/discussion and reading
5.  A research paper of 5-7 pages and/or an oral presentation of 10-15 minutes on a topic within the course based on both primary and secondary sources.
6. Optional assignments: Interview, museum visit, field trip reports

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 70%
Short essays, term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Quizzes and/or exams and final exam: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 15%
Class participation and optional assignments: Interview, museum, oral presentation, field trip reports


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Islam: A Short History.  2nd Ed.  Armstrong, Karen.  Modern library: 2002
The Historical Muhammad.  Zeitlin, Irving M. Polity: 2007
A Manual of Hadith.  2nd Ed. Ali, Maulana Muhammad.  The Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Lahore: 2001 (Classic)
The Life of Muhammad: A Translation of Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasul Allah.  A. Guillaume.  Oxford: 1955 (Classic)
Al - Quran. Ali, Ahmed. Princeton, IL: 1990 (Classic)

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