Islam and Muslims in the Contemporary World
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
In this course, we explore the historic and contemporary approaches to Islam and Muslim Experiences and are introduced into a variety of topics that include identity and cultural politics, Quranic Hermeneutics, Sufism, nationalism, as well as Islamism. We also examine contemporary scholarship to analyze major debates in contemporary Islamic thought and practice, such as interaction of tradition and modernity, the relationship between the individual and community, and the construction of gender norms.
- Not available to students holding WLU credit for RE602B or RE683R