Nov 27, 2020  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

REL 295-04 - Special Topic: Being Muslim in America

4 credits (Spring)
This course investigates how American Muslim communities past and present have sought to live as Muslims in a non-Muslim land. Of particular interest is how race, class, and gender intersect with religious identity to create arguably the most dynamic and diverse national Muslim community in the world. Significant themes for course consideration may include the construction of community identities, religion in American public life, discourses of Islamophobia, and the particular challenges facing contemporary Muslim communities in the United States.

Prerequisite: REL 101 REL 102 REL 103 REL 104 REL 105 , or second-year standing.
Instructor: Elfenbein