ASIAN 464 - From Mystic Saints to Holy Warriors: Islam in Southeast Asia
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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May not be repeated for credit.
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Islam has taken many forms in Southeast Asia: from the sometimes otherworldly mysticism of Sufi saints to the hardliner Islamist agendas of some contemporary jihadists.

In this course we will explore these various forms of Islamic expression across the Malay world, with a special focus on Indonesia. Our approach will be interdisciplinary, viewing these phenomena through the lenses of history, culture, politics, and film.

Course Requirements:

Students will be expected to complete all the readings and to participate actively in class discussion and team projects. Students will be asked to produce several reading response papers over the course of the term as well as a final project. Grades will be determined by the quality of classroom participation, the reading response papers, and the final project.

Journal: impressions on the primary texts. Engaged and informed participation in classroom discussion. Two-three reaction papers (3-4 pp. each) on the readings, in combination with 2-3 team projects. Final project: an 8–10 pp. critical essay on a focused topic concerning Islam in Southeast Asia or an 8–10 pp. critical review of an academic book on Islam in Southeast Asia.

Intended Audience:

This course has no prerequisites.

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ASIAN 464 - From Mystic Saints to Holy Warriors: Islam in Southeast Asia
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001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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