Peace 224: Introduction to Islam
Taught by internationally recognized scholar, Dr. Amir Hussain, this course will examine Islam in the context of current global issues around peace, conflict and social justice. Themes to be explored include historical and current-day contexts of Islamic teachings with regards to peace and violence, Muslim communities in Canada, the role of women, and the meaning of “jihad.” Students will gain a better understanding of Islamic fundamentalism, the “Islamic threat” as well as Islamophobia. This course can be taken as a three credit, second year university course or as a community education course. Learn more.
University Credit Option
The summer institute is a fully accredited university course and is transferrable to other post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. Those taking PEAC 224: Introduction to Islam for credit will be expected to complete course assignments, which will include pre-reading prior to course commencement and a major assignment due in the week following the program.
Those who wish to take the course solely for their personal enrichment are encouraged to do so. There will be no assignments or pre-reading for the non-credit option.
Date & Location
- Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6, 2016 9 am to 4:30 pm
- Mir Centre for Peace, Castlegar Campus, 301 Frank Beinder Way
- To register for credit, email Admissions or call 250.365.1233
- To register for non-credit, email Castlegar CE or call 250.365.1208
- This five-day course costs $300 +GST.
For more information, please contact Randy Janzen by email or by phone at 250.365.1288.