Islamic Civilization I

RELIGION 217

A global history of Islamic thought, practice, spirituality, politics, and culture. This course analyzes the emergence of Islam and the spread of Muslim culture and learning across Africa, Asia, and Europe. It introduces how Muslims fostered a globalized economy and international community of scientists, scholars, agriculturalists, musicians, artisans, and philosophers of diverse backgrounds – along with other key themes that students may pursue in greater detail in future coursework. Gateway course for an interdisciplinary certificate in Islamic studies.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 122
  • CULANTH 256
  • HISTORY 210
  • ICS 217
  • MEDREN 268
Typically Offered
Fall Only