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Islam and Muslim Cultures

RELI 221
Fall 2014 not offered
Certificates: Civic Engagement, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, South Asia Studies

This course provides an introduction to Islam and Muslim societies. It familiarizes students with the basic teachings and practices many Muslims associate with 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, the Middle East, and North America. Through three in-depth case studies, we will then examine imperial and postimperial relations through which the West and the Islamic world have come to be understood mistakenly as mutually distinct and antithetical to one another. These case studies will also demonstrate how historical and contemporary forms of global and transnational interrelatedness belie simplistic binaries and oppositions and reflect the inherently complex and fascinating interconnectivity among Muslims and non-Muslims.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CGST-MN)(CIVI-MN)(GSAS-MN)(GSAS)(MEST-MN)(MUST-MN)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(STS)

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