Changing Attitudes to Islam

Ref: C2224935

We will look at the origins of some of our attitudes to the Islamic world and its people both through the influence of history and our own experiences in a multi-cultural society . We will consider how our opinions are influenced by the crusades, our involvement in the Middle East , immigration concerns and terrorism. By learning more about the Islamic religion ,culture and people we hope to develop a greater understanding of our present complex society.

Course aim

To encourage a greater understanding of the religion of Islam and its culture and our evolving society

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • have some understanding of the origins and beliefs of the Islamic religion
  • appreciate that different cultures may have other points of view than mine , but not necessarily be wrong
  • be aware of how history has influenced attitudes , for example in relation to ' crusade' and 'jihad'
  • have more understanding of the situation of immigrants in Britain
  • make contributions to discussion

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

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Changing Attitudes to Islam


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