New Course Offered for Fall 2012: HIST 148A Topics: Debating Muslims: Examining Islamic Responses to Modernity

MW 1:40-3:10

This course considers the development of debates in Muslim societies regarding such basic issues as democracy, science, and the rights of women from the 19th Century to the present, with a particular emphasis on contemporary issues and various iterations of "political Islam."   Much of this course will be conducted as seminars, with a focus on close reading and discussion of case studies or primary source documents.  Issues to be addressed will include veiling, the Danish "cartoon controversy," the role of women in the public sphere, jihadism and the "clash of civilizations," and "the Arab Uprisings."