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Article "Core readings unaffected by Quran debate"

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Article "Core readings unaffected by Quran debate"

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The article talks about a controversy at UNC Chapel Hill, where a class required students to study a translation of annotated Quran chapters (opponents argued it "promoted Islamic values" and it was not legal because it required its students to "study a specific religion.") Professors at Richmond commented on how UR's Core has been unaffected. Core course coordinator Joan Bak talked about "the importance of creating a sense of common humanity," while the stated aim of Core was to "enlarge understanding of the diverse ways in which thinkers and writers have sought meaning in human experience." However, the Quran was not itself part of the curriculum. English professor Terryl Givens remarks that he "would like to see the text taught again."

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Ferrari, Cassie. "Core readings unaffected by Quran debate" The University of Richmond Collegian 89, no. 2 (September 5th, 2002): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL20020905.2.22&srpos=20&e=-------en-20--1-byDA-txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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2002-09-05

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Ferrari, Cassie, “Article "Core readings unaffected by Quran debate",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3363.