Islam and Muslim Cultures|
Fall 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, the course 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.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Bruce Lawrence, THE QUR'AN: A BIOGRAPHY
Tariq Ramadan, ISLAM AND THE ARAB AWAKENING
Andrew Garrod and Robert Kilkenny, eds. GROWING UP MUSLIM: MUSLIM COLLEGE STUDENTS IN AMERICA TELL THEIR LIFE STORIES
Saba Mahmood, THE POLITICS OF PIETY
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three short papers and 10-12 page research paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance and participation is mandatory.
This course satisfied the "Historical Traditions" requirement for the Religion major.
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.