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Political Islam

GOVT 300
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Certificates: International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies

This course will examine the origins, preferences, and organization of both non-violent and violent Islamist groups, with a particular focus on the Middle East and Central Asia. Students will be exposed to case-specific material, doctrines of political Islam in translation, and broader theories of social movements and state-society relations from the field of comparative politics.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Writing
Intercultural Literacy. Islamist social movements have generated substantial political, social, and cultural friction within and without the Middle East region. Through an in-depth study of history, intellectual thought, and theory, this course will encourage students to question individual and collective perceptions of political Islam.

Writing. This is a writing intensive course that will require students to conduct research, develop original arguments and criticism, and articulate complex ideas and historical information on paper. The course will include a number of short writing assignments and a long paper.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Intl.)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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