Islam and Muslim Cultures|
Spring 2017 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, Muslim Studies, South Asia Studies|
This course provides an introduction to Islam and Muslim societies. No background is required. Using a variety of in-depth case studies, it familiarizes students with many of the beliefs and practices many Muslims associate with Islam and examines commonalties and diversity in how Muslims live their religion. While paying particular attention to peoples and places in South Asia, the Middle East, and the U.S., the course will demonstrate how contemporary Muslim communities exist within global networks that shape local and transnational religion, cultures, and politics.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CEC)(CIR)(CMES)(CMST)(CSA)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(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
|Examination 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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