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2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
2012-2013 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

REL 295-02 - Special Topic: Islam and Modernity

4 credits (Fall)
Cross-listed as: HIS 295-02 . This course examines the relationship between traditions of Islam and traditions of modernity, first by investigating the nature of “traditions” and then by seeking to understand how debates at the heart of modernity - including those surrounding secularism and capitalism - take shape over time in Muslim communities. We will give special attention to the effects of colonialism and imperialism in the Middle East and South Asia, particularly regarding the relationship between religion and public life.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing.
Instructor: Elfenbein