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Course Details

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 Session Weeks
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 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.

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 -A History of God: The 4,000 Year Quest for Judaism, Christianity & Islam - e-book available online, please
Author: Armstrong, K.
Publication Info:
ISBN: 9780345384560


Book Title: Judaism: The Basics-e-book available online, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
Author: Neusner, Jacob
Publication Info:
ISBN: 9780415401760


Book Title: No God but God, updated - e-book available online, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
Author: Aslan
Publication Info: Random House Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780812982442


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.*
Author:
Publication Info:
ISBN: ERESERVE NOTE

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.