Three Religions, Three Peoples
ISA Meknes Study Center
Area of Study
African Studies, Anthropology, History, Middle Eastern Studies, Moroccan Culture, Multicultural Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology
Taught In English
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Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
USF Code: REL 3303
This course considers the three major monotheistic religions (Islam, Judaism and Christianity) in terms of their common historical origins, as well as their manifestations in today’s world, particularly vis-à-vis contemporary Morocco, a powerful example of a pluralistic, multi-ethnic, multi-religious society.
We will begin by looking at the fundamentals of the three religions and how they have been transmitted (“the Book”) from their founding to the present. We will consider their concepts of God, their visions of the creation of the world, various dogmas they share as well as where/how they differ, the place of prayer in each, rites and rituals they have in common, as well as points of difference.
Students will look at and compare essential texts from the foundations of the three religions. They will explore what the three have in common and what sets them apart from each other. Finally, we will consider their coexistence and mutual tolerance in a country like Morocco.
For a full course syllabi, please contact the ISA Meknes Site Specialist.