Islam and Muslim Cultures|
Spring 2015 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.
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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)
Frederick Denny, AN INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
Bruce Lawrence, THE QUR'AN: A BIOGRAPHY
Attia Hosain, SUNLIGHT ON A BROKEN COLUMN
Saba Mahmood, THE POLITICS OF PIETY
Mucahit Bilici, FINDING MECCA IN AMERICA
|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.
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