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UW-Eau Claire to Offer 'Islam in the World'
Course During Spring Semester 

MAILED: Jan. 16, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will offer a new course titled "Islam in the World: Political Perspectives" during the spring 2002 semester.
         The course is designed for community members and students who are interested in better understanding the political and socioeconomic dynamics of countries in the Middle East, and the underlying reasons for the Sept. 11 attack on the United States.
         Classes will be held from 6-8:45 p.m. Feb. 19 and 25, and March 5, 12 and 19 at UW-Eau Claire. The cost is $145.91 for one undergraduate credit and $250.70 for one graduate credit.
         Course objectives include introducing students to Islam and the politics of Islam, providing a basic understanding of the Middle East and its characteristics, providing a historical background to the present United States-Middle East relations and helping to understand contemporary issues of peace and conflict in the Middle East.
         Iran native Ali R. Abootalebi, associate professor of political science at UW-Eau Claire, will be the instructor.
         To receive course registration materials, contact Registration Services, UW-Eau Claire, 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire, WI, 54702-4004 or call (715) 836-2425.
         For a syllabus or more information, contact La Vone Sneen at UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, 210 Water St., Box 4004, Eau Claire, WI, 54702-4004, or call (715) 836-3636.

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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Updated: Jan. 16, 2002