REL 232
Science and Civilization in Islam Fall 2017
Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed SCST 238 / ARAB 238 / REL 232 / HSCI 238
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History of scientific traditions and ideas in Islamic civilization, from the origins of Islam to the contemporary period. Students will explore the ancient sources of science that were appropriated by Islamic thinkers, the development and significance of scientific ideas within Islam, and the interaction of science and religion. The transmission and influence of Islamic science on other cultural traditions and its importance for modern science will also be discussed. We will also examine the larger question of rationality within Islamic societies and religion, and how such questions have influenced modern political debates.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 25
Expected: 15
Class#: 1914
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: midterm, final, several short assignments, and a longer final paper
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: juniors and seniors
Distributions: Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARAB; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under REL, HSCI or SCST
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
SCST 238 Division II ARAB 238 Division I REL 232 Division II HSCI 238 Division II

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