Islam in the West

Ref: C2337525

This course will explore how interpretations of Islam have been based on different concept utilisations of Islam and the problems that can arise as a result.

Additional information about this course

This course is important for Muslims and the Western world people to change Muslims and the Muslim world through sociology of Islam.

Course aim

This course will aim to explore the difference between authentic and inauthentic Islam.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

This course will cover the sects of Islam, the history of Islam and Islam in today's society.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1 Understand different interpretations of Islam. 2 Critically discuss the impact of the different interpretations of Islam. 3 Understand Islamic identify in today's world.

How will I know I'm making progress?

The tutor will offer help and encouragement throughout the course to ensure you make progress.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

A pen and paper if you wish to make notes.

Reading and information sources

The tutor will provide handouts.

What could the course lead to?

The internet provides lots of possibilities for browsing or more in-depth study, The tutor can also provide you with information about what you can do next with the WEA.

Download full course outline

Islam in the West Course Outline

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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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