this class is actually "Islam in the Modern World", which is mostly the history of, well, Islam in the modern world. dur. :) there hasn't been a whole lot of actual explanation about Islam-the-faith, save a very basic crash course so that those of us who don't know anything about Islam at all wouldn't be completely lost. apparently the same professor i have now is going to be teaching an introduction to Islam-the-faith next fall, and i'm pondering taking it, if i can fit it into my schedule. it's really interesting stuff, when i'm not busy complaining about his reading schedule. :)
of course, i've got to, you know, make sure i fit some sociology courses in and around the religion classes, so i can graduate next May.