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Islam and/in the West
RELI 259
Fall 2010
Section: 01  

Is there a "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West? What distinguishes the two and why the conflict? This course, which assumes no familiarity with Islam, explores these questions and the assumptions underlying them. Through a historical and thematic exploration, we will delve into the notions of difference and the interests these have served, as well as the cultural, religious, and political dimentions of interaction at specific historical moments. These will include Arab imperialism, the Crusades, the Spanish Reconquista, European imperialism, Zionism, Islamist revivalism, Western Muslims, and the War Against Terror.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Writing
Multiple writing assignments offer the opportunity for feedback and improvement.

Tools will be developed to aid in the understanding of unfamiliar cultures.
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)(RELI-MN)(RELI)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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