Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    
    Nov 17, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HST 302 - Comparing Muslim Cultures

Course Units: 1
(Not Offered this Academic Year) This course explores the history of Islam in diverse regional and temporal settings. It explores the unity of Islam, through an examination of the early history of the religion and its founding texts and tenets. However, the main emphasis of this course will be Islam’s remarkable heterogeneity over time and space; the foci will be case studies drawn from across the Muslim world - in Africa, the Middle East Asia and Europe. Through readings and discussions, the course examines the following ten topics: The foundation of Islam, the expansion of Islam and conversion processes, Muslim travelers and trade, religious tolerance, women and gender in Islam, Islamic Education, religious revivalism and reform, Muslim lands under European colonial rule, Islam in the West, and the challenge of modernity. CC: LCC



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