INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

SIS-631
Islamic Studies Core Seminar (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics cover key themes in comparative and regional studies including politics, economy, identity, regional security, civil society, governance, foreign policy, democratization, and globalization, as well as the role of class, gender and ethnicity, which are integral in Islamic studies.

SIS-631
001OL
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Islamic Studies Core Seminar (3)

Bridging the Great Divide

No two religions are closer together than Judaism and Islam, and yet ironically, no two religions are further apart. This innovative on-line course creates an interfaith dialogue necessary for understanding critical issues in today's world. It explores the history, culture, and theology of Muslims and Jews, reflecting both on similarities and differences, as well as the major challenges. Assisted by leading scholars in the United States and Europe, the course also offers strategies for building bridges between the communities and thus for bridging the political divide in world affairs.