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Cultural Studies

Introduction to Islam for First Responders

Course number and section: 
CS 114
8 hours

This course will introduce the First Responder to the different elements that make up the Muslim culture and why it is important to recognize the different aspects of that culture when conducting community relations.  This class will introduce the student to the following:  History and Divisions of Islam, Texts and Tenants of Islam, Cultural values as they differ between East and West. This introduction will stress the importance of understanding cultural sensitivity.