Islam and Muslim Cultures|
|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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Andrew Garrod and Robert Kilkenny, eds., GROWING UP MUSLIM: MUSLIM COLLEGE STUDENTS IN AMERICA TELL THEIR LIFE STORIES
Sherine Hafez, AN ISLAM OF HER OWN
Sherman A. Jackson, ISLAM AND THE BLACKAMERICAN: LOOKING TOWARD THE THIRD RESURRECTION
Bruce, Lawrence, THE QUR'AN: A BIOGRAPHY
READER (available at Wesleyan Print Shop)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three short papers, two quizzes, 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.
|Instructor(s): Gottschalk,Peter S. Times: .M.W... 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 5||FR: 4|