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Faculty of Arts and SciencesFreshman SeminarsAli S. Asani
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2017-2018  (show academic calendar)Tu   7:00 p.m. - 8:59 p.m.Barker 211 (FAS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level

What do Muslims think of acts of terrorism committed in the name of Islam, the mixing of religion with politics, the rights of women, the ``West''? This seminar investigates the viewpoints of prominent Muslim writers on these and other ``hot button'' issues as reflected in novels, short stories and poetry from different parts of the world. Explores a range of issues facing Muslim communities in various parts of the world by examining the impact of colonialism, nationalism, globalization and politicization of Islam on the search for a modern Islamic identity. Readings of Muslim authors from the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Europe and America.

Course open to Freshman Students Only

No prior knowledge of Islam required. Assignments include compiling a portfolio of creative responses to the weekly readings using different media.

Exam Group

Cross Registration
Not eligible for cross-registration