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REL 317: Islam (Professor Nickel, Spring 2023)

This is a general course guide for Religion 317: Islam. It has ideas about how to find topics, conduct research effectively, take notes, and write papers. It also contains links to print and digital resources on topics related to Islam.

Understanding the Basics

Before you launch into your paper with a thesis ready to be proven, make sure your foundational information is correct! This page links to a variety of sources that will give you good overviews on Islam and related topics that will make sure you are starting your essay with accurate information. This may seem like too much effort, but ultimately it will make your research faster, writing easier, and argument more effective. 

References, Encyclopedias, and Introductions