SRJC Course Outlines

12/8/2019 8:31:29 AMRELS 15 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RELS 15Title:  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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  HUMAN 10.5

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 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
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 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  List and describe the main sacred texts, diverse schools of thought, tenets, rituals
     and practices of Islam, and major religious offshoots of Islam
2.  Summarize and evaluate the evidence for the historical Muhammad
3.  Describe the diverse global distribution of Muslims in the contemporary world,
     and their historical roots and development
4.  Examine references in contemporary popular media about Muslims and place
     these references into specific historical, geographical, political and sectarian
     contexts of Islam's diversity

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Students 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 analyze Islam's portrayal in Western media
7. Describe 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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I.      Religious Culture of Pre-Islamic Arabia
II.     Muhammad's Profile Before 610
III.    Muhammad's Meccan Prophetic Career, 610-622
IV.    Muhammad's Successors--the Rashidun
V.     The Qur'an
VI.    The Hadith
VII.   Sharia
VIII. The Five Pillars
IX.    Shiite/Sunni Disputes
X.     Development of Islamic Civilizations: Political and Religious
     A. Umayyads
    B. Abbasids
    C. Esoteric Movements--Sufis, etc.
XI.   The Crusades
XII.  The Mongols
XIII. The Pinnacle of Imperial Power
     A. The Safavid Empire
    B. The Moghul Empire
     C. The Ottoman Empire
XIV. The Arrival of the West and the Decline of Islamic Imperial Power
XV.  Fundamentalist Movements such as:
    A. Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab
    B. Sayyid Qutb
    C. The Iranian Revolution
    D. Taliban
XVI.   Muslims as minority immigrants
XVII.  Orientalism
XVIII. Women in Islam

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading assignments of between 20-50 pages
2. Three to seven short essays of 500-1500 words each which will interpret and evaluate
    readings from primary and secondary sources
3. Written quizzes and/or exams (2 - 7) consisting of one or more of the following:
     essay fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, true/false and matching questions
4. A final examination (objective, essay or a combination)
5. A research paper of 1200 2000 words 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
7. Optional in-class exercises analytical interpretations; presentations, discussions or debates

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
40 - 80%
Reading reports, essays and research 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
20 - 50%
Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, essay exams, text analysis
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Classroom participation, optional: oral presentations, reports on interviews, museum visits, or field trips


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Islam: The Straight Path. Esposito, John. 5th ed. Oxford University Press. 2016
 
Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A  Dialogue. Harris, Sam and Nawaz, Maajid. Harvard University Press. 2015 (classic)
 
The Historical Muhammad.  Zeitlin, Irving. Polity Press. 2007 (classic)
 
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. Guillaume, Alfred. Oxford University. 1955 (classic)

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