The Religion of Islam

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-1:50 p.m.
UA Campus
Class size
48 students

This course provides an overview of the Qur'an, life and teachings of Muhammad, and the differences between Sunni and Shi'i Islam. Students also receive an introduction to Islamic intellectual traditions and cultures.

Course Details

Readings and Syllabus

Detailed reading assignments and a finalized syllabus will be available prior to the beginning of the course. Readings can be accessed online in early January.

Attendance and Participation

Community members may choose to attend all sessions in the semester (approximately 15 weeks), except exam days, or attend fewer sessions on a drop-in basis. You are welcome to participate in all class discussions and assignments, but UA students will have priority in accessing office hours and individualized assistance from the professor or teaching assistants. All community members are expected to abide by the same code of conduct that applies to regular UA-enrolled students.


How to Register

You can register online through the University of Arizona Foundation. You'll need to enter your contact information and credit card details. You'll receive a confirmation email once you complete your registration.

Refund policy

If you find you are unable to attend the course, please do let us know. You can request a refund up to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019. The balance of the original tuition will be refunded after an administrative fee of $25. To drop, contact


Location Details
Gallagher Theater

The Second Street Garage is immediately northeast of the Student Union, where the Gallagher Theater is located. The garage is on the north side of the campus between Mountain and Cherry Avenues. The hourly charge is $2 before 5 p.m. and $1 after 5 p.m. Visit parking & transportation for additional options.