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    Macalester College
  Dec 10, 2017
College Catalog 2017-2018

ANTH 253 - Comparative Muslim Cultures

Cross-Listed as INTL 253  
This course is an introduction to the diverse lifeways of Muslims around the world, looking at how understandings and practice of Islam are shaped by social, economic, and political factors. It examines the Qur’an and hadith, and other authoritative texts that ground Islamic jurisprudence, and explores the diverse ways in which Muslims have understood and interpreted these teachings in locations across the world-such as Indonesia, the Middle East, South Asia, Europe and the United States - and at various points in history. The specific focus may vary with each offering, responding to instructor expertise and focus, emerging and volatile situations worldwide, or new advances in the field. (4 Credits)