HISTORY 497 - History Colloquium
Fall 2021, Section 002 - Islam in American History
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
4
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
HISTORY 202.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course involves soundings in the intersection of American history and Islam. Substantial time will be spent on the era of slavery and the position of Islam as a slave religion during that era. It examines some aspects of the Muslim presence, thought, art, and social action in North America. It also looks at the ways in which American philosophical and literary traditions have engaged with Islamic themes. It is underlined that Islam has a long indigenous tradition in North America that predates Puritanism, but we do look at waves of immigration (1880-1924 and 1965-), and the place of Muslims in them. The main ethnic groups of American Islam-- African-Americans, whites, and Latinos/as, Arab-Americans and South Asian Americans, will all be considered. Some attention will be given to denominations of American Islam--Nation of Islam, Sunnism, Shi`ism, and Sufism. The course comes back at the end to consider the impact of Islam on youth and popular culture in the fraught era after 9/11. Grading in the class is based on class participation and evidence of having done the reading (not doing the reading or trying to coast on others' discussion is not acceptable), as well as on three 5-page essays on one or more of the texts assigned.

Intended Audience:

Primarily for History majors who want to know more about the role of Islam in American history. (Juniors and Seniors).

Class Format:

Discussion.

Schedule

HISTORY 497 - History Colloquium
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
22852
Closed
0
 
1
M 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: All sections of HISTORY 497 are reserved for Juniors and Seniors and is enrolled by override only. Seat availability is shown, but interested students may contact Sheila at sheilaw@umich.edu for seat availability.
002 (SEM)
 In Person
27276
Open
1
1LSA Jr>
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W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
32584
Open
3
 
-
MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM

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