Being Muslim in the Modern Age

2017 Fall

This class addresses contemporary discussions in the Middle East. The core question for the class is considering the diverse ways in which communities in the Muslim Middle East have responded to the challenges of modernity. After an initial historical section, the class will be devoted to understanding some of the key questions of the contemporary Middle East: political Islam, the role of women, authoritarianism, sectarianism, and political violence. The course will include films, fiction and memoirs, along with traditional scholarly readings. This course fulfilled the Fall 2017 FYP graduation requirement.

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Howard Eissenstat
Associate Professor of History
(315) 229-5744
Piskor Hall 205