HUMN128 Holy War, Holy Peace in Islam, Judaism, Christianity

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Humanities

I. Course Number and Title
HUMN128 Holy War, Holy Peace in Islam, Judaism, Christianity
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course examines the origins and relationships among the world's three major religions Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Topics of emphasis include how the three religions influence one another and how they historically relate to each other in times of war and in times of peace.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of the histories of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism;
    2. evaluate the three major Near Eastern religions, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism;
    3. describe their emergence and evolution from the cultures around them;
    4. analyze how their development was mutually influential; and
    5. compare current conflicts within and between these religions.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. the history of Islam
    2. the history of Christianity
    3. the history of Judaism
    4. the evolution of the concept of God
    5. the evolution of the concept of Holy War
    6. the evolution of anti-Semitism
    7. the evolution of anti-Christian attitudes
    8. current attitudes of the religions toward one another
    9. prospects for furthering understanding and compassion of the religions for one another
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Student assessment consists of in-class exams, electronically administered exams, essays, written assignments, multi-media projects, and/or participation in classroom/online discussions.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - Not available; Revised 9/2012; New Core 8/2015