RELI 387-001: Islam Democracy/Human Rights (Fall 2016)
Section Information for Fall 2016
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.
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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