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Spring 2022 Featured Courses

CLCS 4325 Hyphenated Lives Muslims in US
CLCS 4325: Hyphenated Lives: Muslim-Americans in the U.S.
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Time: 12:25-1:45 pm
This course is taught in English.
In this course, we will learn the basic tenets and early history of Islam, and study Islam in America, with attention to the current issues facing Muslim-Americans in the U.S. Five issues that we will especially focus on in reading and discussing Muslim-Americans' lives will be issues of identity, religion, race, nationality, and ethnicity. Our study of this urgent topic will be against the backdrop of misperceptions and stereotyping of Muslims by the mainstream media, especially since 9/11, as well as the targeting of Muslims as terrorists.
Diversity designation.

RELS 3620 Thinking about Religion RELS 3620: Thinking about Religion

Days: Monday/Wednesday
Time: 3-4:20 pm
Location: GC 1770

How do varied religious beliefs influence culture, personality, and relationships? In which ways does religion affect (inter-)national ideologies and geopolitical trends? How might we trace the origins of certain “secular” concepts to religious precursors? This course will explore potential answers to those questions while investigating the central debates, concepts, issues, and disciplinary approaches to studying religion as an academic subject.

ARAB 4880: Visions of IslamARAB 4880: Visions of Islam
Days: Monday/Wednesday
Time: 11:50 am- 1:10 pm
Location: BEH S 107 (location on flyer is incorrect)

An introduction to Islam that explores the religious beliefs and customs of the faith as understood and practiced by Muslims for over 1400 years. The course will consider modern, historical, and original sources, to understand different approaches to Islam, including politics, culture, theology, law, and identity. This course will be conducted in English.

Refugee Soc 3960, 6965

SOC 3960-001/ 6965-005: Refugees
Days: Monday/Wednesday
Time: 10:45-11:35 am
This course covers current social theories and knowledge about human rights, health and crimes related to refugees.

Race, Ethnicity, Family DiversityFCS 3290: Race, Ethnicity and Family Diversity
Day: Monday
Time: 2-5 pm
Location: Alfred Emery Building 320
This course examines how race and ethnicity shape and structure family life in the United States. Utilizing a multidisciplinary lens, as well as theoretical and empirical research, students will analyze the diversity among major racial and ethnic groups, including Latinx, Black, Asian American, Native American, Anglo American and multiracial families. In addition to examining the respective cultures, heritage, and strategies for resilience, students will explore the challenges facing families due to marginalization and the potential of social and public policies for addressing these challenges.
This course fulfills a Diversity Requirement (DV) & the Humanities Exploration Requirement (HF).
Last Updated: 12/7/21