History of Islam in the United States
HIST 420 - History of Islam in the United States3 hours This course investigates how Muslim identities in America were constructed and reconstructed over time and space under the influence of diverse factors. The course sheds light on the life experiences of multiple groups, such as African Muslim slaves, African-American Muslims, and contemporary waves of immigrants from areas such as the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa. Central among the themes examined in this course are Muslim ways of living the American dream, the “social location” of Muslims, case studies in liminality, and the role of Muslims in the formation of modern America. This course may be applied to the Global or United States History concentration.
Prerequisite(s): One history class or consent of department.This course will satisfy the multicultural core requirement.