WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2017-2018          Summer Session       Home       Archive       Search
Cinematic Encounters: Muslims and/in/of the West

RELI 230
Fall 2017
Section: 01  
Certificates: Muslim Studies

Examining contemporary films by Americans, Britons, Egyptians, Indians, Pakistanis, and Afghans offers the opportunity to challenge the simplistic binaries of West vs. Islam upon which popular representations often rely. Themes that will be explored include Muslim emigration, European imperialism and colonialism, religion and secularism in the formation of national identity, terrorism and state violence, representation of gender differences, and the problem of multiple identities. Films will include "The Kingdom of God," "The Battle of Algiers," "Of Gods and Men," "Baby Doll Night," "The Beauty Shop of Kabul," "Restrepo," "Khuda ke Liye," "My Name Is Khan," "Babel," "AmericanEast," and "Brick Lane," plus episodes of "Battlestar Galactica."
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on SEP-19-2017
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459