Religious Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

RELI 387: Islam, Democracy, and Human Rights

RELI 387-001: Islam Democracy/Human Rights
(Fall 2016)

Robinson A123

Section Information for Fall 2016

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This course explores the particular challenges facing those who seek to establish the secular and modern values of democracy and human rights in Islamic countries still suffering from the effects of postcolonialism. Students examine the various approaches taken by a variety of major modern and contemporary Muslim thinkers as they seek to respond to these challenges and/or to promote democracy, pluralism, and human rights within the context of Islamic religious principles and values.

 

Fulfills: CHSS Non-Western Culture requirement

Non-Western Culture

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Evaluates the political and religious goals of Muslim societies and governments, and whether these goals are conducive to the development of democratic institutions to promote democratic cultures and explicit support for human rights, as well as to these societies' full integration in an international order founded upon secularism and modernism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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