HIST 0753, RELIGST 0454 - fall, spring
Travel back to Islam's formation, and it is indistinguishable from the way we portray it today.
This course expands beyond just the Arabian Peninsula, and frames the context of the borderlands, history, culture, and remarkably diverse views that influenced early Islamic philosophies.
Speical feature: Try a hands-on session about numismatics (How scholars use coins to infer interesting information about a period of history when we don't have many other sources). You'll even get to handle and examine a collection of ancient coins up-close.
Take this class if you: want to look at this often-misportrayed religion more critically.