Five College Consortium

Science & Muslims 1800-Now

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Humanities Arts Cultural Stu

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Hampshire College
The modern world is shaped and deeply influenced by modern science and technology. While Muslim societies made valuable contributions to natural philosophy in medieval times, the relation to modern science is more complicated. In this course we will look at the reaction of Muslim intellectuals in the 19th and 20th centuries to the advent of modernity and how it shaped their views regarding modern science. The second half of the class will look at contemporary debates over "Islamic Science," the trend of finding modern science in the Qur'an, and biological evolution. We will conclude the class by looking at the impact of new media on the new generation of educated Muslims

Independent Work Multiple Cultural Perspectives Writing and Research Prerequisite: One course in Islam, Middle East history, or History of Science in the Muslim World.

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Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
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This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Science & Muslims 1800-Now
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Salman Hameed

02:30PM-05:20PM M

Adele Simmons Hall 222