Undergraduate Courses

840:371: ALTERNATIVE ISLAMS (3)

This course is designed to explore systematically the diversity of religious thought among Muslims that is so often overlooked, and their religion’s dynamic development from Islam’s formative period until the present day. This course treats in roughly chronological order major schools which offer an alternative vision of Islam such as: Sufis, Twelver Shi’is, Ismailis, Alawites, Alevis, Wahhabis, Salfis, the Ahmadiyya, the Nation of Islam, and Progressive Muslims.