Here is the list of various resources that are typically needed and available to you for the course:
• Revising Prose is an intrinsic part of writing and is therefore expected. It is an absolute must that you watch this video before finishing and turning in your writing to your instructor.
• Background readings on Islam: Although Islam courses do not presume any background knowledge, some students feel more comfortable having consulted a short introduction to Islam. Here are a few recommendations:
– Annemarie Schimmel, Islam: An Introduction (1992)
– Roger de Pasquier, Unveiling Islam (1992)
– Timothy Gianotti, In the Light of a Blessed Tree: Illuminations of Islamic Belief, Practice, and History (2019)
– Seyyed Hossein Nasr, The Heart of Islam: Enduring Values for Humanity (2004)
• RESEARCH GUIDE: Put together with the help of librarians, do consult Library Guide for The Study of Islam and Islamic Civilization for your research.
Basic writing and speaking skills are generally necessary in all my courses. You may therefore consider the writing and speaking centers to help you in your assignments and class presentations.
• Writing Center: Peer writing coaches who can help you at any stage of the writing process.
• Speaking Center: Peer coaches to help you enhance in oral presentation skills.