May 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue 
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue

HI 223 - Islam in North America and Western Europe

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Islam is believed to be growing faster than any religion in the United States today and is the second largest religion in Europe.  This course will examine the past and contemporary history of Muslims in the West, including the emergence and development of Muslim communities and institutions, Islamic devotional life and education, the impact of Muslims' immigration into Western societies.  Attention will be given to the interaction between Muslim and Christian communities and to the official policies of Western governments toward their Muslim citizens and residents.  This is a Methodologically Intensive course intended primarily for History majors.