Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (May 7 at 9 am** – May 24 at 4 pm): $170
Regular Registration Price (May 24 at 4 pm – first day of class): $187
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
Sunni. Shi'ite. Sufi. Isma'ili. Alawite. What do these terms mean? This course will introduce students to the diverse historical and modern worlds of Islam. Since its beginning in 7th-century Arabia, the religion of Islam has never ceased to shape and be shaped by the complex historical events occurring around it. This short course will provide students with a primer on the variety of religious practices that exist today under the banner of Islam.
One session. E – $170, L – $187
Laurel Harig teaches classes on the art, history, and culture of the Arab world at several Chicago-area institutions. She received an MA from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a BA from Bard College in cross-cultural communications.
- Shahab Ahmed, What is Islam? Princeton University Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-0691164182
There is no reading assignment for the first class.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.