Asian Studies Major/Minor Course

Course Credits: 3

Semester(s) Offered

  • Spring 2018
  • Spring 2017

Catalog Description

Explores the postcolonial landscape of political Islam through the lens of political and cultural geography. Develops a critical anti-essentialist framework for understanding the political crisis of the Muslim world in relation to broader questions of empire, nationalism, democracy, revolution, security, terrorism, globalization and modernity. Focuses on the post-1979 period, several key Muslim nation-states (Saudi-Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan) and movements (Taliban, ISIS). Recommended prereqs., GEOG 1982 and GEOG 1992 and GEOG 3742.

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