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Fall 2015  |  GLOS 3900 Section 001: Topics in Global Studies -- Ways of Knowing in Global Studies (24138)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits (5 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Thu 05:30PM - 08:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 135
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary each semester. See Class Schedule.
Class Description:
This course will introduce students to questions of knowing, practices of knowledge making, and the contemporary political and cultural contexts that shape expertise in everyday life. We will begin the course with an introduction to the most useful philosophical concepts that describe the human capacity to form certain statements and judgments about the world. We will then turn our attention to how knowledge is something made by people with certain tools and certain aims. We will do close readings of a variety of documents in order to explore the social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions of their making. Students will spend the last part of the course working on several group projects that explore authoritative texts about recent and current events.
Exam Format:
25% Reports/Papers
15% Special Projects
15% Reflection Papers
10% In-class Presentations
35% Class Participation
Class Format:
20% Lecture
10% Film/Video
30% Discussion
20% Small Group Activities
20% Student Presentations
Workload:
75 Pages Reading Per Week
20 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Presentation(s)
1 Special Project(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GLOS3900~001&term=1159
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
23 March 2015

Fall 2015  |  GLOS 3900 Section 002: Topics in Global Studies -- Islam in Africa (33976)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits (5 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
AFRO 3920 Section 001
RELS 3070 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Tue, Thu 09:00AM - 10:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Thu 11:15AM - 12:05PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary each semester. See Class Schedule.
Class Notes:
Topic Title: Islam in Africa. Instructor: Rudolph Ware This course is part of the The Islamic Studies Virtual Curriculum (ISVC) and will be taught via video conferencing from host institution the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Class Description:
It is well known that Islam is the majority religion in Africa north of the Sahara; this part of Africa is, in the West, often detached from Africa and assimilated to `the Middle East? or `the Arab World.? It is much less well known, however, that today Islam may be the most widely professed faith south of the desert, in what westerners have often called `Black Africa?, as well. Roughly 1/6th of the world's Muslim population can be found in sub-Saharan Africa. How did this come to be? How has the adoption of Islam by Africans shaped their history? And, conversely, how have Africans shaped Islam? One goal of this course is to begin to provide answers to these questions. We will examine African Islamic history beginning with the earliest Muslim migrants from Arabia to Ethiopia in the early 7th century CE until the dawn of the 21st century.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GLOS3900~002&term=1159
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 April 2015

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