Header image for the course page

Religious Studies Courses

Discover your next favorite class!

Anthropological and Sociological Study of Muslim Societies

Religious Studies 3540 - Fall 2020

This course introduces students to anthropological and sociological scholarship on Muslim societies. Attention will be given to the broad theoretical and methodological issues which orient such scholarship. These issues include the nature of Muslim religious and cultural traditions, the nature of modernization and rationalization in Muslim societies, and the nature of sociopolitical relations between "Islam" and the "West." The course explores the preceding issues through a series of ethnographic and historical case studies, with a special focus on Muslim communities in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Case studies address a range of specific topics, including religious knowledge and authority, capitalism and economic modernization, religion and politics, gender and sexuality, as well as migration and globalization.
Course Attributes: EN SBU ISAS LCDAS SSCAS SD IUC CDAS SC

Section 01

Anthropological and Sociological Study of Muslim Societies
INSTRUCTOR: Nakissa
View Course Listing