RELST 2247

RELST 2247

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

Whether it is politics, society, the law, sexuality, popular culture or minorities' rights, the media are saturated with news on Islam. This course introduces topical issues in Islam as a religious, historical, cultural and political phenomenon. We will discuss this religion's manifold interpretations and investigate its multiple manifestations across the globe, giving special attention to Asia (from Iran to China, Indonesia, Afghanistan, India, Thailand, etc.). Key themes include religious devotion, the arts, Islamic law, gender, statehood, jihad, and sectarianism. No previous knowledge of Islam is required as the course covers the fundamentals of Islam as a religious system as well as a historical phenomenon.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2247NES 2649

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8837RELST 2247  LEC 001