Online Graduate Course
Admission is still open for the next TSI Online Graduate Course, “Islam and Muslims through Christian Eyes”. The details of the course is as follows:
The course will study the various Christian approaches to Islam and Muslims. Islam emerged seven hundred years after Christianity which hitherto claimed the status of the final revelation. Unsure of what to make of Islam and its claims to revelation, Christians adopted different approaches to Islam and devised different ways of engaging with Muslims. This course will explore these different approaches and ways from the perspective of the Bible and Christian traditions, the welcome of Muslims as vulnerable refugees in Abyssinia, encounters with the Prophet of Islam, embrace of Muslims as liberators in Coptic Egypt, as targets of evangelism over the centuries; the view of Islam as coming from the “same niche”, as a Christian heresy, as the anti-Christ, as a more advanced civilization in Western Europe, as a military and political threat, and as a valid path of salvation and a worthy partner for collaborations. Within the African context we will look at colonialist, missionary and leading African Christian responses.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants should:
This is a one semester, 3-Credit Hour ONLINE COURSE with all course materials, outlines and assignments hosted on CANVAS. Lectures will be entirely conducted via zoom in a weekly two-hourly session with 10mins break in-between over a 12-week period. Lessons are scheduled for Fridays from 2.00pm – 4.00pm GMT beginning September 16th and ending December 9th, 2022. There are assigned readings for each lesson which will be posted on the Canvas learning platform and participants are required to review these in advance for each session. A few guest lecturers will be invited to teach some lessons. The sessions will generally be conducted in lecture style and group discussions employing such media as power point presentation, YouTube clips etc. Assignments will consist of short review essays, discussion forums, and a final paper all to be submitted via Canvas. This course is set up as a graduate level course but can be taken by undergraduates for academic credit which includes submitting all the assignments for grading or audited which does not require assignments.
Participants can take the course for credit or audit the course. To receive academic credit, participants MUST complete all the assignments and all required components of the course. Auditors are not required to complete the assignments but can receive a TSI certificate of participation if they attend all the sessions, actively participate in class, and demonstrate engagement of the assigned texts. To successfully complete this course, participants must:
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