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Turan Kayaoglu
TPOL S 480
Tacoma Campus

Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Seminar

Provides in-depth treatment of topics in politics and philosophy; political economy; law and policy; economics and policy; and ethics and economics. Emphasizes analysis of methodological issues and developing students' research and writing skills.

Class description

Islam and Politics will discuss Islam and Islamic movements--both mainstream and radical--in contemporary world politics. It will examine the impact of Islam on politics in select countries with major Muslim populations as well as in Muslim minorities in the West. It will also dicuss Islamic activism and politics in international organizations like the United Nations.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

While not required, several classes are highly recommended: Islam, Introduction to International Relations, American Foreign Policy in the Middle East.

Some of the required readings:

Al-Fadl. The Great Theft. 2005. Wrestingling Islam from the Extremists. Harper.

Peter Mandaville. 2007. Global Political Islam. New York: Routledge Press

Class assignments and grading

Research Presentation 10% Assignments 20% Research Paper [25 pages] 60% Class Participation 10%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Turan Kayaoglu
Date: 02/03/2011