This course will explore the cultural, social, political and religious experience of Muslims in Madison. We will investigate the Islamic religion’s history and traditions and its role in Muslim life. We’ll learn about its relationship to the Jewish and Christian religions. Muslim guests will share views and reactions on political and cultural issues including the role of women, terrorism, and the effects of national and world events on their lives here and in other countries. See course Registration Form and course Syllabus for further information.
Submission of a course Registration Form accompanying this course description is a registration requirement. Registration is open to all PLATO members. Email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org A hard copy can be requested by calling 608-271-9219. Registration deadline: Wednesday, September 20. Participants will be notified of entry into the course no later than Friday, September 22.
Required reading: Deep Diversity, Overcoming Us vs. Them by Shakil Choudhury. Between the Lines, Toronto, 2015.8 week course.
Syllabus (Final version; 8/14/2017)