Middlebury

RELI 0252

Islam in America

Islam in America
In this course we will briefly consider the historical origins of Islam, its development, and essential teachings. Then we will shift our focus to the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the earliest Muslims who set foot on American soil as slaves. We will then examine the fascinating role the African American community played in the spread of Islam during the twentieth century. Finally, we will examine issues of immigration, identity, gender, ethnicity, generational divide, discussing the constantly changing nature of how Islam is imagined in America both by the general public and Muslim Americans. (not open to students who have taken RELI 1032) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR HIS NOR PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2020

RELI0252A-S20 Lecture (Anzali)

Spring 2019

RELI0252A-S19 Lecture (Anzali)
RELI0252B-S19 Seminar (Anzali)