RLG355H1: Living Islam

Hours: 
24S

What is Islam beyond news stories of veiling and terrorism? This course introduces student to studies of contemporary Islam that are based on extensive periods of research with Muslim communities in their own languages using anthropological methods. What do such studies teach us about the varied ways Muslims engage their religious tradition in the modern world? And how can such studies make us think differently about gender, economy, medicine, and secularism?

Prerequisite: 

Completion of 4.0 credits

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)