HDS 3628

Understanding Islam and Contemporary Muslim Societies

Ali S. Asani


The course offers an introductory survey of the Islamic world as well as the fundamental concepts and devotional practices of the Islamic faith. Its main concern is to develop an understanding of the diversity of the Muslim religious worldview and the manner in which it has influenced the political, social, and cultural life of Muslims in various parts of the world, particularly in the modern period. The course also briefly considers the contemporary situation of Muslims as a religious minority in Europe and the United States. Note: Course has additional weekly section.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as Culture and Belief 19


0.50 credits
Fall 2012
Tues 7:40pm-9:40pm
FAS Maxwell-Dworkin Room G-115

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Islamic Studies
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Islam
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None