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REL 317: Islam (Professor Nickel, Fall 2021)

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.

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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. Most importantly, this guide is designed to help you write your final research paper for the class as painlessly as possible! 

Keep in mind as you go forward that this assignment is a thesis-based research paper, which means:

  • It will need a thesis (obvs)
  • You will be building off the work done by other scholars - so choose that work wisely! 
  • You will be pulling together existing information on various topics to make a point 
  • This is a formal paper, so use formal language 
  • Newspaper articles, videos, Tweets, pictures, and other non-academic sources might be acceptable to use if they help illustrate your point... but only after you have made your point using academic sources

 

Flickr - HuTect ShOts - Citadel of Salah El.Din and Masjid Muhammad Ali قلعة صلاح الدين الأيوبي ومسجد محمد علي - Cairo - Egypt - 17 04 2010 (4)

Ahmed Al.Badawy from Cairo, Egypt, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons