Islam in America
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.