Assignment: Contrast Research Essay
Class: Honors COM-101
Assignment Name: Contrast Research Essay
Objective: Locate credible, scholarly sources that explain the
main tenets of Islam and the Nation of Islam. Explain and then
contrast the main beliefs of each. Gain a firm understanding of both
religions in order to analyze Malcolm X’s political awakening as a
result of his very own understanding of these religions’
Presentation Objective: Explain tenets of both religions.
Objective: Contrast the two religions. Analyze how they inform
Malcolm X’s perceptions.
and The Nation of Islam, Religious and Spiritual
Awakening, Political Awakening, Religion as a Shaper of Perception
Assignment: In this assignment, students will research credible,
scholarly texts that explain the beliefs of Islam and the beliefs of
the Nation of Islam. Using these sources, they should gain knowledge
of the main tenets of each. They will explain their knowledge to one
another in a class presentation.
In an essay, students will use this information to compare and
contrast Islam with the Nation of Islam. Having gained an
understanding of these two religions, students will use their
understanding of these contrasting beliefs to explain how the
different religions allowed Malcolm X to form different perceptions
of his world views.
Submitted by Amani Wazwaz