Ch 24: CLEP Social Sciences and History: Early Islamic Civilization

About This Chapter

These short video lessons will introduce you to the history of Islam and some of its core values, known as the Five Pillars. Each lesson offers a short quiz to help you test your mastery of the material.

CLEP Social Sciences and History: Early Islamic Civilization - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

It's common today to hear about Islam, yet most of us know little about this religion sometimes described as a 'sister' to Judaism and Christianity. These quick, entertaining videos will explain what the world was like in 570, the year Mohammed was born, and the events and influences that led him to establish the Islamic religion. They will introduce you to the Quran, the holy book of Islam, and the concept of Sharia law. You will also get an overview of Islamic art and literature, and learn about how Muslim scholars have contributed to the scientific and medical fields.

The videos will explain:

  • The life and times of Mohammed
  • Islam's Judeo-Christian roots
  • The Five Pillars of Islam
  • The significance of the city of Mecca
  • Major accomplishments of Muslim figures in history

Video Objective
The Birth & Spread of Islam & the Five Pillars Learn about the foundational events of Islam and the religion's five core pillars.
People of the Book: Comparing Judaism, Christianity and Islam Analyze the similarities and differences between Islam and its sister religions.
Muslim Learning: Scientific, Artistic, Medical & Literary Accomplishments Discover important Islamic contributions to science and academia.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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