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Course Code: RELS330 Course ID: 3639 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of the three primary religions whose origins were in and which are still practiced in the Middle East: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. For each religion, topics include history, culture, beliefs, scriptures and practices. Variations within the religions will be studied in context of their expression in the Middle East. In addition, the relationship of the three in the present day context will be studied, as well the influence of the religions on political and social situations.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Explain how monotheism developed in the Middle East region

CO2: Describe some common roots of the four monotheistic religions

CO3: Define and describe each of the four monotheistic religions

CO4: Identify practices and beliefs in the four monotheistic religions

CO5: Analyze the current geo-political and social complexities that affect the four monotheistic religions of the Middle East

Professional Ethics: The highest level of personal integrity is the accepted standard for this course.

NameGrade %
Discussions 50.00 %
Week 1: Introduction to Religions of the Middle East 6.25 %
Week 2: Zoroastrianism 6.25 %
Week 3: Historical Judaism 6.25 %
Week 4: More on Judaism 6.25 %
Week 5: Historical Christianity 6.25 %
Week 6: Modern Christianity 6.25 %
Week 7: Historical Islam 6.25 %
Week 8: Modern Islam 6.25 %
Assignments 50.00 %
Essay on Judaism 16.67 %
Newscast Video on Christianity 16.67 %
Travel show Presentation on Islam 16.67 %

CO1: Explain how monotheism developed in the Middle East region

CO2: Describe some common roots of the four monotheistic religions

CO3: Define and describe each of the four monotheistic religions

CO4: Identify practices and beliefs in the four monotheistic religions

CO5: Analyze the current geo-political and social complexities that affect the four monotheistic religions of the Middle East

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 
Book Title:No God but God, updated - e-book available online, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:9780812982442
Publication Info:Random House Publishing Group
Author:Aslan
Unit Cost:$12.53
 
Book Title:A History of God: The 4,000 Year Quest for Judaism, Christianity & Islam - A History of God: The 4,000 Year Quest for Judaism, Christianity & Islam - e-book available online
ISBN:9780345384560
Author:Armstrong, K.
Unit Cost:$12.53
 
Book Title:Judaism: The Basics-e-book available online, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:9780415401760
Author:Neusner, Jacob
Unit Cost:$23.34
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.