AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Winter 2023, Section 003 - Islam and American History
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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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 religion of the enslaved during that era. It examines some aspects of 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.

Schedule

AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
33476
Open
19
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
002 (REC)
 In Person
34804
Closed
0
 
1
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: Judaic course
003 (LEC)
 In Person
35090
Open
6
 
-
W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
004 (LEC)
 In Person
36622
Closed
0
 
3
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: Meets-with LING 192.001

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