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POLI 4394 Muslims in American Society and Politics (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

An examination of the demographic, social, cultural, religious, and political forces that are shaping the emergent American Muslim community. Intergenerational family dynamics, Muslim schools, mosque governance, civil religion in America, advocacy group politics, and voting patterns will be examined. So will ethnic, linguistic, national-origin, and sectarian differences among immigrant-origin Muslims, particularly their political implications. African-American Muslims will also be considered, especially their relations with immigrant-origin Muslims. Attention will be paid both to the impact of Muslims on American society and to the impact of American institutions and policies, especially post-9/11 initiatives such as the Patriot Act, on Muslims.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Peter Skerry

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Do not take this course if you have previously taken POLI2363. This course is restricted to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.


Last Updated: 03-Mar-17