• Academic Credits: 3
  • SAS Core: CCD

Cross-listed with 01:685:241

Core: CCD

catalog description:

This course surveys the history of Western anxiety about Islam from its origins to the present, exploring the theological, political, and cultural forces behind it. It examines how Islamophobia has been institutionalized through discrimination, exclusion and violence against Muslims and those perceived as Muslim. The term “Islamophobia” is analyzed through engaging with multidisciplinary debates that interrogate the term and its limitations, and its complex relation to religious bias and racism.