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NEW LIVE COURSE TAUGHT ONLINE FROM SEPTEMBER
This course introduces sociological phenomenon and concepts to students and in turn traces the development of various trends in Islam through a sociological lens. From pre-modern(ist) reform movements, the recent Islamic ‘resurgence’, up to contemporary forms of Islamic spirituality. The evolution of modern and contemporary Muslim thought and practice, will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on social and intellectual challenges faced by Muslims today, such as the question of Islam and gender, the situation of Muslims living in the West, and the relationship between Islam and democracy.
This class begins with weekly lessons from Wednesday 13th September at 8pm UK time. Students wishing to join the course live should ensure they have access to Microsoft Teams.
Lesson 1 Introduction
Lesson 2 What is Sociology/Anthropology
Lesson 3 Social Psychology and (Modern) Empiricism
Lesson 4 What is Sociology of Religion?
Lesson 5 What is Sociology of Islam?
Lesson 6 Scripture in the Modern Muslim World
Lesson 7 Psychology and Emotion
Lesson 8 Islam and Colonialism
Lesson 9 Government and Governance
Lesson 10 Islam and Europe
Lesson 11 Islam in South-East Asia
Lesson 12 Islam in Africa
Lesson 13 Islam and Media
Lesson 14 Gender and Islam
Lesson 15 Economics and Islam
Lesson 16 Islam and Globalisation
Lesson 17 Conclusion
Hours of Study
Learning journal (40%)
Dr Laurens de Rooij
Dr Laurens de Rooij, PhD (2017), Durham University, is an Associate Lecturer in the Sociology of Islam at Al-Mahdi Institute and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chester. He has published widely on sociological issues surrounding Muslims and the media and Muslims in Britain and Europe.