RELS146 - ISLAM IN MODERN WORLD

This course key issues facing Muslims in the modern world with an emphasis on gaining an understanding of how Muslims view themselves and the world in which they live. Beginning with a discussion of the impact of colonialism, we will examine Islamic ideas and trends from the late colonial period until the present. Readings include religious, political and literary writings by important Muslim figures and focus on pressing issues in the Islamic world an beyond: the place of religion in modern national politics; the changing status of women; constructions of sexuality (including masculinity); pressing issues in bioethics; Islam, race and immigration in America; the role of violence; and the manifestations of religion in popular culture.
Section 401 - LEC
TR 1030AM-1200PM
ELIAS, JAMAL
VAN PELT LIBRARY 425
Section 402 - REC
CANCELED
ELIAS, JAMAL
Section 403 - REC
CANCELED