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IRLS360 - Global Politics of Islam

 

The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive survey of the politics of Islam in the global context (both within and across states). While a portion of the class will be dedicated to the Middle East, we will also focus on parts of the globe where Muslims form a significant minority, e.g., the U.S., Western Europe, Russia, and China. This is an interdisciplinary class, meaning that we will discuss religion, history, culture, and identity in addition to politics. We will explore the implications of past and present U.S. foreign policy in the Muslim world and historical and current relations between Islam and the “West.” Additionally, we will address conflicts within Islam, transnational Islamist movements such as Hizb-ut Tahrir and Al Qaeda, and the role of pan-Arab media such as Al Jazeera. This is a reading-intensive course. Students will be expected to think critically, interpret texts, and formulate their own ideas in verbal and written form.

 

Prerequisites

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 03/03/19 Winter 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Fault Lines in Global Jihad: Organizational, Strategic, and Ideological Fissures - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN: 9780415586245
Publication Info: Taylor & Francis Group
Author: Moghadam, Fishman
Unit Cost: $138.80
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Book Title: To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
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Book Title: Global Political Islam-E-book available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN: 9780415326070
Publication Info: Taylor & Francis Group
Author: Mandaville, Peter
Unit Cost: $47.59
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Book Title: Understanding Al Qaeda: Transformation of War - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN: 9780745325927
Publication Info: Pluto Press
Author: Mohamedou, Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould
Unit Cost: $14.80
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Book Title: Understanding Jihad - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN: 9780520244481
Publication Info: University of California Press
Author: Cook, David
Unit Cost: $28.80
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