Islam and Muslims in the UK and the Modern World

Ref: C2226610

A simple and engaging course, it critically explores principles, practices, diversity and worldview of Muslims, while happily discussing controversial or sensitive issues, seeking pupils’ opinions relevant to the UK.

Additional information about this course

Half term break on 21/02/2020

Course aim

A frank course, focused on participants’ engagement, it provides an introductory and exploratory look at Islam dealing with basic principles, practices, diversity, issues and worldview of Muslims in our context.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Suitable for anyone with an interest in Islam, Muslims, and religion in general with respect to Britain and the world

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the main principles of Islam and Muslim practices.
  • Explain the basic Muslim worldview and relevance of God in a Muslim’s life.
  • Demonstrate a grasp of Islam as an interpretation of its principles and values within cultures.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of Muslims’ fears, worries or concerns.
  • Identify some of the contentious issues related to Islam and Muslims and suggest possible accommodations of them.

How will I be taught?

  • 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.

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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • Bring a pen. You will receive the whole course notes plus three books

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Islam and Muslims in the UK and the Modern World

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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