This course examines how modern Islam, from the middle of the nineteenth century to today, "became" political. It explores the role of theology and domestic and international politics in the development of Islamic movements, political parties, Islamic jihad, and Islamic rule in various countries. It also focuses on contemporary issues - the relationship between Islam and democracy, the rise of violent non-state groups, and global responses to them.
Satisfies a major requirement in Political Science
Satisfies a minor requirement in Arab Studies
Satisfies an interdisciplinary minor requirement in Middle East Studies
Satisfies an interdisciplinary minor requirement in International Studies
Satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement
Permission of the instructor required.