Spring 2009 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
Islam has played an active role in Middle Eastern history, not only as a system of religious beliefs, but as an ideology espousing political action as well. This course will examine the various ways in which Islam has functioned in revolutionary situations in the 20th century as well as its relationship to various social revolutions. In particular, we will examine the radicalization of Islam as a political movement and the emergence of a political Islam with the Iranian Revolution and the emergence of groups such as Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and the Taliban.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI)
Aziz al-Azmeh, ISLAMS AND MODERNITIES
Fatima Mernissi, ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY
Sayed Qutb, SIGNPOSTS ON THE ROAD
Ali Shariati, ON THE SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM
Other articles and book chapters on electronic reserve.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Nine 2-page response papers, research project of 8-10 pages
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular attendance and participation in discussions, (15% of final grade)