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RELI0155

Islam in America

Islam in America AR, WT
In this course students will examine the history of Muslims in the United States. We will begin with the experiences of the African Muslims who were brought to America as slaves, and then turn to the role played by Islam in African-African communities during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (including the Nation of Islam and Malcolm X). Subsequently, we will examine the historical experience of Muslim immigrants in America and the concept of an "American Islam". Finally, we will look at how various aspects of Islam, such as Sufism, have been appropriated by American popular culture and New Age movements. (Not open to students who have taken RELI 1011 during winter term) 3 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
HIS NOR PHL

Sections

Fall 2008

RELI0155A-F08 Lecture (Stearns)
RELI0155X-F08 Discussion (Stearns)
RELI0155Y-F08 Discussion (Stearns)
RELI0155Z-F08 Discussion (Stearns)

Spring 2007

RELI0155A-S07 Lecture (Stearns)
RELI0155X-S07 Discussion (Stearns)
RELI0155Y-S07 Discussion (Stearns)
RELI0155Z-S07 Discussion (Stearns)