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REL 133 – D2: Islam and Modernity

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: An exploration of Muslims' responses to various challenges in the modern era. Examines the ways in which religious actors shaped and altered religious ideals, identities, and ideologies via theoretical texts and case studies. Prerequisites: Three hours in Religion.

Section Description: In Islam & Modernity, we will explore how Muslims responded to various challenges in the modern era, especially colonialism and imperialism. Our guiding question is: what is the so-called Muslim World, and how does/did it shape Muslim experiences, religious expression, and politics? We will examine the ways in which religious actors shaped and altered religious ideals, identities, and ideologies via theoretical texts and case studies. Case studies may include: gender definition and expression; law and legalism; anti-colonialism and anti-imperialism.

CRN: 95072

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 21/22

Days Time Location
TR 10:05 - 11:20 OLD MILL ANNEX A200

Instructor(s): Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst

Meeting Dates: 26 Aug 2019 - 06 Dec 2019