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Faith and Politics in Islam

Course #: HIST 456

This course is an exploration of aspects of faith and politics in Islam. It will trace the spread of ideas of personal reform, rationalism, orthodoxy and Sufi mysticism. The course then looks at the impact of print cultures and new educational institutions in proposing a unified and singular global Muslim identity. The course will also examine devotional and political movements that are central to contemporary Muslim thought. This course satisfies the international diversity requirement by exploring Islamic culture in a global framework, including South Asia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Caribbean, and studying the lives, expectations, participation and experiences of women and non-elites in Islamic societies.

Pre Requisites: Pre-requisite: ENGL 102 and HIST 101

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