ISLAM & DEMOCRACY IN MID EAST

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Middle East Studies
Course Number: 
222
Institution: 
Smith College
This course aims to address the following questions: Are Islam and Democracy compatible? How is religious interest defined? How are Islamic images and institutions used? What is the historical relationship between Islam and politics?When and under what conditions is Islam publicized and politicized? Is Islam compatible with modernity? Is it possibleto be modern and Muslim at the same time? How do Islamic scholars deal with the questions of "difference", democracy,and science? What are the social and political origins of reformist and democratically inclined Islamist parties andmovements? How do they envision the relationship between Islam and democracy?
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
30324-S19

Course Sections

ISLAM & DEMOCRACY IN MID EAST
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Sarah Weirich sweirich@smith.edu TTh 10:30-11:50 MCCONN 403