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DHP P260: Islam and the West

Course Description

Going beyond the simplistic notion of a great civilization divide, this course puts the categories ‘Islam' and ‘the West' under the spotlight of historical and comparative analysis. After providing some essential background, the course concentrates on the colonial and postcolonial encounter between Muslim and Western societies and polities with special, but not exclusive reference to the South Asian subcontinent. Organized along historical and thematic lines, the course focuses on the overlapping domains of culture and politics, thought and practice, to elucidate aspects of dialogue, tension, and confrontation between the worlds of Islam and the West.

Course faculty: Ayesha Jalal
Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Fall 2019

Faculty: Ayesha Jalal
Room: Mugar 235
Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 3:20 pm - 5:20 pm
SIS number: 84424

Final Exam

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Fall 2020

Faculty: Ayesha Jalal
Room: Cabot 206
Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 3:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Final Exam

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