TPOL S 480
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.
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
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%