Contemporary Islamic World
Three semester hours. (SP-Even)
This course explores some of the major themes that have led to the rise of the contemporary Islamic world. Themes that will be discussed include the diversity of interpretations within Islam such as Wahabism and mysticism, the legacy of the Ottoman Empire, gender relations in Islam, Islamic art and architecture, as well as the construction of nation states throughout the Islamic world. There will be a heavy emphasis on primary sources.
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