Islam in the Modern World
This course examines the relationship between Islam and the modern nation-state, the place of Islam in the highly pluralistic societies of the modern world, and the rise of states founded upon Islamic theology and law. The course also explores the Orientalist construction of Islam from the colonial period to the present, including the so-called "Islamic Threat". PREREQ: 18 university credits. (S) (lec 3) cr 3. Students may not retain credit for both RLST 3257 and RLST 2257 or RLST 2255.