Science & Muslims 1800-Now

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Cognitive Science

Course Number: 
0291
Institution: 
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. Prerequisite: One course in Islam, Middle East history, or History of Science in the Muslim World.
Comments: 

Multiple Cultural Perspectives Independent Work Writing and Research

Linked Course: 
Y
Linked Course Comments: 

This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.

Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Crosslisted Section ID: 
310478,310578
Schedule #: 
310478

Course Sections

Science & Muslims 1800-Now
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Salman Hameed

sahCS@hampshire.edu

02:30PM-05:20PM M

Adele Simmons Hall 222