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R S 359E R S 359E. Shia Islam. 3 Hours.

Same as Asian Studies 340W and Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 8). Examine how the first century of Islamic history inaugurated debates concerning authority, piety, and justice and how these debates have continued to the present. Explore the social forces and ideologies that shaped Shiism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 340 (Topic: Shia Islam), 340W, Islamic Studies 340 (Topic: Shia Islam), 340 (Topic 8), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Shia Islam), 359E. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.