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Ribaat Specialty Course Descriptions

 
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Ribaat Specialty Course Descriptions
by Ribaat Registration - Friday, August 9, 2019, 12:33 AM
 

EDU 101 – Teaching Skills and Methodology for Elementary

Offered: This course is offered in the Fall term of each year.

Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 core course.

Course Description: This introductory level course provides aspiring and veteran teachers opportunities to learn and practice effective teaching strategies for elementary-aged students enrolled in Islamic Studies programs.  During this course we will examine components of skillful teaching including lesson planning, classroom management, instructional strategies, assessment, professionalism, motivation, and upbringing within an Islamic framework. By the end of the course, students will be expected to plan, teach, and assess a sample lesson plan to accommodate elementary-aged Muslim students and complete a research paper on an effective instructional strategy.

 

EDU 102 – Teaching Teens: Skills & Methodology

Offered: This course is offered in the Spring term of each year.

Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 core course.

Course Description: This introductory level course provides aspiring and veteran teachers opportunities to learn and practice effective teaching strategies for teen-aged students enrolled in Islamic Studies programs.  During this course we will examine components of skillful teaching including lesson planning, classroom management, instructional strategies, assessment, professionalism, motivation, and upbringing within an Islamic framework. By the end of the course, students will be expected to plan, teach, and assess a sample lesson plan to accommodate teen-aged Muslim students.

 

ELE 102 – Raising Muslim Women’s Voices: Creative Writing

Offered: This course is not currently being offered.

Prerequisites: Students should be women above the age of 17.

Course Description: From orientalist exoticism to hijab-bashing tales of "liberation" to terrorist thrillers, the literary landscape is littered with other people's attempts to tell our stories (or to tell their own stories using Muslims as counterpoints). Often these charlatans drown out our own attempts at representation. But in these tumultuous times, we cannot afford to whisper any longer. It is time for us to raise our voices with stories that are authentic and entertaining, marketing that is clever and effective, and outreach that is sincere and productive. This course features weekly readings and writing exercises that each focus on an individual aspect of writing, along with semester-long work on a creative project. Lessons on submitting your work, choosing a publication route and effective marketing ideas round out the syllabus. By the end of this course, students will have sharper writing skills and a firmer idea of what to do after the writing is done.

 

ELE 103 – Public Speaking & Community Outreach

Offered: This course is not currently being offered.

Prerequisites: Students should be women above the age of 17.

Course Description: This course has two main goals. It is designed to help students become comfortable giving daʿwa in any situation - from intimate gatherings to public addresses to chatting with people on the street. It also provides students with ideas and experience in hosting outreach events in their own communities. Assignments will consist of communication exercises, and the final will be to plan and hold a daʿwa event, at which the student will speak.

 

ISL 102 – Islam in America

Offered: This course is not currently being offered.

Prerequisites: Students should be women above the age of 17.

Course Description: Were you aware that Muslims landed in America before Columbus? Did you know our founding fathers discussed Muslims and the Muslim world in their correspondence? This course will introduce the history and varieties of Muslims and Muslim life in America in the last 200+ years.  We will begin with a chronological examination, from the first arrival of pre-Columbus explorers and slaves through the study of contemporary communities and individuals who have contributed and composed the landscapes and development of Islam in America. This course will review what we really know about Islam in America and who American Muslims are. We will also discuss religious conversions, women, and the threat of domestic terrorism.

 

Please Note:

  • More courses are added every term.
  • Courses and course schedules may be changed as the program develops. 
  • For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org.