RELI 153 - (CC) Political IslamSemester Hours: 3
This course examines the political dimensions of Islam. We will trace back the roots of Islam centered political ideologies, situating them within their historical and social contexts. We will investigate social, political, economic, and religious agendas of traditionalist, modernist, as well as fundamentalist Muslim movements. Focusing on a set of chosen Muslim countries, we will explore what motivates individuals to join political movements, drawing on Islam as a main reference system. Students will get acquainted with basic political concepts of the Islamic tradition, and the way these concepts are negotiated vis-à-vis modern institutions and values such as the nation state, secularism, democracy and human rights.
Same as PSC 109 .
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