RELS 274 Islam in the Modern World
Content: The religious, social, and political dynamics of the Islamic world, circa 1300 C.E. to present, especially the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries. Earlier developments (e.g., the Qur'an, Muhammad, Muslim dynasties) considered in relation to the modern context. European colonialism, postcolonial change, reform and "fundamentalist" movements, Sufism, Muslim views of "modernity," and changing understandings of politics, gender, and relations with non-Muslims.
Usually offered: Annually, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.