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Turan Kayaoglu
TSMG 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

This PPE Seminar on “Islam in Global Politics” will examine the worldwide salience of the Islam in contemporary world politics. To examine this salience, the course will focus on activities of Islamic groups in international organizations and these groups’ attempts to challenge international law. In addition to proving a grounding in Islam and Islamic social movements, this course will examine the role of ideas, norms, and values in international system and the structure and strategies of social movements. The course will require weekly readings, participation in class discussions, and three assignments, research presentation, and writing a research paper.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

The following books are required q Margaret Keck and Kathryn Sikkink. 1998. Activists Beyond Borders. Cornell: Cornell University Press. q Sidney Tarrow. 2005. The New Transnational Activism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. q Peter Mandaville. 2007. Global Political Islam. New York: Routledge Press

Class assignments and grading

· Research Presentation 10% · Assignments 15% · Research Paper [25 pages] 60% · Class Participation 15%

The course will require carrying out weekly readings, attendance at lectures and participation in class discussions, and writing a research paper.


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: 03/26/2010