Curricula

Curricula from past courses related to Islamic Studies.

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Islam in Southeast Asia

Asia Society's Islam in Southeast Asia website contains curriculum ideas.

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Historical Overview of the Region (Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines

Azlan Tajuddin, Associate Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department, La Roche College

Recomended Readings:

Tajuddin, A. 2012. "Malaysia in the World Economy (1824-2011): Capitalism, Ethnic Divisions, and Managed Democracy." Lexington Books; Lanham, MD. pp 55-82.
Osborne, M. 2004. "Southeast Asia: An introductory history." St. Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin. pp 1-39.
Osborne, M. 2004. "Southeast Asia: An introductory history." St. Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin. pp 129-154.

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Islamic Patterns, Islamic Art

Curriculum created by Carol Bier, Maryland Institute College of Art. Curriculum created for use in class on pattern in Islamic art taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

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Who Owns Antiquities?

Secondary Level

Deborah Rubin, professor of social work, Chatham College, 2007 Fulbright Hayes Group Projects Abroad participant

Objectives:
As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:
• Describe the controversy about ownership and display of antiquities
• Give examples of several disputed relics
• Compare western and eastern interest and controversies regarding King Tut
• Describe the history of Ramses I and his return to Egypt

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Religious Continuity and Change in Egypt

Secondary Level

Rebecca Denova, Lecturer of religious studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2007 Fulbright Hays Groups Projects Abroad participant

Objectives:

As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

• describe the ancient religious beliefs of Egypt
• compare and contrast ancient Egyptian and Islamic funeral rites
• recognize that many elements have remained the same, while historic events have produced changes.

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Qasid Institute

Qasid Institute in Amman Jordan is a leading center in the Middle East for Arabic language learning. It offers a comprehensive curriculum on Classic Arabic for the modern age, taught over five distinct levels, taking a student from the proper pronunciation of letters to the level of mastery; graduating students who have applied themselves will find understanding an all-Arabic university course to be within reach, and translating general texts to be manageable. Students from age 15-65 can apply.

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Life After Mubarak

Secondary Level

Cindy McNulty, a 2009 Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad participant

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Islam and the West: Dialog of Cultures

Secondary Level

Charlotte E. Lott, professor of economics, Chatham University, 2007 Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad participant

Objectives

As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

• Find in the media key issues of concern to Muslim communities
• Identify key issues of the American community
• Understand different perceptions of each others’ communities
• Define the terms “perceptions” and “dialog”
• Explain commonalities or issues where dialog may be able to occur

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Is Democracy Possible in the Middle East?

Secondary Level

Created by Carol Heid, 2009 Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad participant

In this lesson, students consider the possibilities of democracy in the Middle East. Students will compare the direction of American foreign policy between the former Bush administration and the current Obama administration. Students will then assess a variety of countries of the Middle East and determine if democracy is possible in this part of the world.

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