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Islam in a Global World

The course will explore how Islam and Muslims have been affected by the process of globalization. It will initially define globalization and its salient traits and then discuss how globalization impacts Muslims all over the world. It will also examine the various modes through which globalization has touched on the lives of Muslims. We will see that whereas globalization has destroyed territorial boundaries, it has brought to light cultural, ethic, and ideological boundaries that have created tensions within the American Muslim community. The course will also examine how Muslim fundamentalists have used globalization in their desire to universalize their ideology. Students will read primary sources and recent secondary studies of the topic.

GLOBAL ST 767 / RELIG ST 767

Islam in a Global World

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Offered?: Yes

The course will explore how Islam and Muslims have been affected by the process of globalization. It will initially define globalization and its salient traits and then discuss how globalization impacts Muslims all over the world. It will also examine the various modes through which globalization has touched on the lives of Muslims. We will see that whereas globalization has destroyed territorial boundaries, it has brought to light cultural, ethic, and ideological boundaries that have created tensions within the American Muslim community. The course will also examine how Muslim fundamentalists have used globalization in their desire to universalize their ideology. Students will read primary sources and recent secondary studies of the topic.


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