Details for Exploring Islam

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CCM305
  • Credit points: 10


CCM101—Introduction to Cross Cultural Ministry or 40 Credit Points

Awards offering Exploring Islam

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This unit will provide an introduction to Islam and a developing basis for ministry to Muslims. It will provide students with the historical background and information necessary for understanding the complex cross-currents of Christian-Muslim Relations in contemporary society. It will also point the student towards effective approaches to Muslim evangelism and discipleship.


Students should be able to:

  1. Summarise the religious history of Islam, including key figures and events;
  2. Explain the central elements of Islamic faith and practice;
  3. Describe and analyse the changing face of Islam in the modern world;
  4. Contrast key areas of similarity and difference between Christianity and Islam;
  5. Critique typical misconceptions about Islam;
  6. Appraise the various Christian approaches to effective interaction with Muslims;
  7. Compare opportunities for engaging in positive communication and developing relationship with Muslims.

Subject Content

  1. Pre-Islamic Arabia
  2. The life of the Prophet Muhammad
  3. The Development and Expansion of Islam
  4. The Holy Quran and the Sunnah (traditions)
  5. The Five Pillars of Islam and the Shariac (Islamic Law)
  6. Contemporary reform movements in Islam
  7. Christian-Muslim Relations through the centuries
  8. Particular topics e.g. women in Islam, “fundamentalism”, Suimi, Shia, Sufism
  9. Modern Christian approaches to Muslims

This course may be offered in the following formats

Lectures, visit to a Mosque, interview with a Muslim leader, guided reflection, writing

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Major Essay 50% (2500 words)
  • Forum Postings 30% (2500 words)
  • Report on visit to a Mosque 30% (1500 words)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided

Representative References

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