|Certificates: Civic Engagement, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, South Asian Studies|
This course provides an introduction to Islam and Muslim societies. It familiarizes students with the basic teachings and practices of Islam and examines commonalties and diversity in how Islam has been and continues to be practiced by Muslims, paying particular attention to peoples and places in South Asia and the Middle East. We further examine colonial and postcolonial relations through which the West and Islamic world have come to be understood as mutually distinct and antithetical to one another and as historical and contemporary forms of global and transnational interrelatedness that belie simplistic binaries and oppositions.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
This course involves the study of Muslim cultures in South Asia, the Middle East, and the United States and explores the interactions and interpenetrations of these cultures with non-Muslim ones. A key facet of the course is a recognition of the interpretative traditions among Muslims that are responsible for the vast diversity of Islamic rituals and beliefs as well as Muslim cultures.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CGST-MN)(CIVI-MN)(MEST-MN)(MUST-MN)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SAST-MN)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Geneive Abdo, NO GOD BUT GOD
Frederick Denny, AN INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
Bruce Lawrence, THE QUR'AN: A BIOGRAPHY
Attia Hosain, SUNLIGHT ON A BROKEN COLUMN
Geneive Abdo, MECCA AND MAIN STREET
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two exams, 10-12 page research paper, two small papers, reading all class material.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance and participation is mandatory.
This course fulfills the requirements of the South Asian Studies and Middle East Studies certificates as a contemporary society and practice (CSP) and historical inquiry (HI) course, and a gateway course.
|Instructor(s): Gottschalk,Peter S. Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: PAC104; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 8||FR: 11|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
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