FRSEMR 37Y - Muslim Voices in Contemporary World Literatures or return to Course Catalog Search
119569 – Section 001
|Faculty of Arts and Sciences||Freshman Seminars||Ali S. Asani|
|Term||Day and Time||Location|
|Fall 2017-2018 (show academic calendar)||Tu 7:00 p.m. - 8:59 p.m.||Barker 211 (FAS)|
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Credit in Faculty of Arts and Sciences is equivalent to:
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.
|Not eligible for cross-registration|