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. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
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. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. 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.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  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 Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Student assessment consists of in-class exams, electronically administered exams, essays, written assignments, multi-media projects, and/or participation in classroom/online discussions.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - Not available; Revised 9/2012