What is the course about?
Explore Muslim societies in modern times: the reception of modern ideas and institutions, the status of traditional practices, debates around the nation state, democracy, gender, identity, globalisation and extremism.
What will we cover?
The course will focus on Muslim societies in modern times. Issues related to the reception of modern ideas and institutions, the status of traditional practices, debates around nation-state, democracy and gender as well as questions about identity, globalisation and extremism will be discussed in their due historical contexts.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Be able to identify and discuss key debates in Muslim societies concerning the nature of the state, the status of traditional practices and gender.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an `introductory` course and does not assume any previous study or reading although you will need a good grasp of English to keep up with the course. You will gain more from the course, in terms of enjoyment and learning, if you are able and willing to do some supplementary reading. As with most of our history and current affairs courses, intellectual curiosity and an open mind are more important than specific previous knowledge.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Lecture, discussion, videos, slides.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no necessary costs, although further reading will be suggested. You may want to bring a pen and paper for any notes you may want to take during the class sessions.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Further information on other contemporary history and politics courses, please go to the City Lit website, www.citylit.ac.uk.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details