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Fall 2017
Nov 24, 2017
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ARAB 510 - Origins/Devt:Islamic Sectarian
This course focuses on the roots of important theological and political divisions in the medieval Islamic world.  Each class will concentrate on the historical origins and doctrinal beliefs of a particular sectarian community as described in a wide range of primary texts (e.g. heresiographies and historical chronicles) with an eye towards understanding the complex motivations behind the composition of such accounts.  Students will be given weekly "mini-research" assignments and will be required to make an oral presentation at least once during the semester. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Arabic Department

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