Objectives: To understand the development of Islamic cultures through history and politics, and to articulate how the cultures express the values of the individual and society within a historical and social context. Assignment: Discussion Board 1 is a three-part response based on the readings/films in Modules 1, 2, and 3. Copy & Paste your discussion response on eCampus as one cohesive (Word, or compatible) document. Module 1 – Part 1) Write a comprehensive one-page discussion on why, where, when, and how Islam developed and spread: begin with the year 632 CE (death of the Prophet Muhammad) and discuss the factors and the years leading to the spread of Islam from Mecca and Medina to the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Levant, North Africa, Spain, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and more recently, Australia, North America, and Europe. Conclude your response with a current news event that indicates the present day state of Islam. Module 2 – Part 2) Create a table (chart, or some other visual format) that demonstrates the similarities and differences pertaining to birth, how life is to be lived, death, and the Afterlife, among the three monotheistic/Abrahamic traditions. Module 3 – Part 3) Explain in a one-page response why Jerusalem is at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict. The Discussion Board response must answer all the three questions and be free of spelling and grammatical errors. ADDITIONALLY, students MUST respond to any two of their classmates’ Discussion Board posts in a meaningful and substantial way. Make sure to proof read your response before posting. Discussion Boards – Students will respond to the four (4) Discussion Board questions. The response must demonstrate what the student has learned about the topic from the posted materials and other relevant sources. The Discussion Board response must be 3-5 paragraphs in length, with each paragraph containing 7 to 10 complete sentences, free of spelling and grammatical errors.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF ISLAMIC CULTURES THROUGH HISTORY AND POLITICS