Islam in the Americas

RELIGION384S

Explores how Muslim communities live and practice Islam in the American context. Examines diverse Muslim communities emerging from transatlantic exploration, trade in slaves, and migration as well as indigenous conversion. Discussion of religious and cultural identities of American Muslim peoples and consideration of questions of communal organization, religious authority, gender dynamics, youth culture, political and civic engagement, as well as American Muslim comedy and entertainment. Examination of impact of 9/11 upon American Muslims, their responses to the tragedy, and Americans’ shifting perceptions of Islam and Muslims One course.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

HISTORY351
AAAS274S
AMES230S
Islamic Studies

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, CZ, SS, W