MIDEAST 202 - Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
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In this course, you will learn the diverse history, practices, and ideas of three major religious traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The class is designed to give you a foundation so you can understand and evaluate current events and cultural products like films, art, and novels; take more advanced classes about these traditions, or read more on your own about them.

Course Requirements:

Assignments will include readings, several short writing projects, participation in discussion on Canvas, and two take-home 'exams' which are papers written over a period of several days with notes and texts on hand.

Intended Audience:

This is an introductory course: it is not necessary for students to have any previous experience in the study of religion. Everyone is welcome.

Class Format:

The lecture portion of this course will be fully online and asynchronous. Students should be available for discussion sections at the assigned time.


MIDEAST 202 - Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
002 (DIS)
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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