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

Same as Asian Studies 340W. 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.

Religious Studies



Description: This track is designed to give students a comprehensive training in the discipline of Religious Studies. It is intended for students who would plan to pursue career options in Religious Studies, including graduate programs in the study of religion and/or in a theological or seminary setting.