POLS 667: Islam and Politics (3, NW)

This course gives students a basic understanding of Islam and Islamic movements, explores the economic, social, political, and cultural context in which these movements take place, and examines the impact of Islam on politics in select countries. Issues such as compatibility of political Islam and democratic politics, political economy in Muslim societies, fundamentalism in Islam, gender relations, identity politics and questions on clash of civilizations are explored. (Same as SOC 640.) Prerequisite: A principal course in sociology, POLS 150, or consent of instructor. LEC
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