AMCULT 216 - Introduction to American Muslims
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AMCULT/ARABAM 236 "Muslims in America".
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Students will learn the history of Muslims in the USA beginning with the European conquest of the Americas through present time. The course will discuss major events, fields, and debates that continue to shape American Muslim attitudes, priorities, inequalities and interactions. From media to fashion, sports to politics, medicine to commerce, stigma to discrimination, or race to sect, the course incorporates a variety of voices frequently positioned as representative of “American Muslims” along with the critical issues and arguments in the field of Muslim American Studies. Beyond the depth and breadth of topic area knowledge, through this course, students will gain critical research, writing, and presentation skills that will benefit them regardless of their primary concentration.

Course Requirements:

Some assignments will be submitted asynchronously and in-class presentations will be presented synchronously.

Class Format:

This course will use Canvas for all asynchronous online components. Synchronous weekly meetings will be conducted through Zoom. Students should have access to an internet connected computer, a camera and microphone.


AMCULT 216 - Introduction to American Muslims
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Course instruction is remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during all scheduled class times.

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