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AKA-265761-19
New Directions in Middle East Learning
Ali Behdad, University of California, Los Angeles

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=AKA-265761-19

Global Islam Freshmen Cluster syllabi (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Global Islam Freshmen Cluster syllabi
Author: Asma Sayeed, Ph.D., UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Author: Christine Chism, Ph.D., UCLA Department of English
Author: Jeffrey Guhin, Ph.D., UCLA Department of Sociology
Author: Susan Slyomovics, Ph.D., UCLA Depts. of Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Abstract: Islam is an immensely diverse global tradition, the second largest religion. The course sequence offers a study of Islam and Muslims within a framework of global religious traditions and emphasis on profound diversity of localized belief and practice found across the world. Students exam Islam's evolution across 15 centuries, from late antiquity--when it emerged as localized religion in Central Arabia--to modern era where it is practice from US to Indonesia. The sequence concentrates on broad analytical categories in the study of religion such as text, culture, history, and prophecy. Students transition to more complex analyses through chronological overview of Islamic history and case studies of Muslim global networks in arenas such as art, music, literature, and political thought.
Year: 2019
Audience: Undergraduate

Global Islam Freshmen Cluster (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Global Islam Freshmen Cluster
Author: Asma Sayeed, Ph.D., UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Author: Christine Chism, Ph.D., UCLA Department of English
Author: Jeffrey Guhin, Ph.D., UCLA Department of Sociology
Author: Susan Slyomovics, Ph.D., UCLA Depts. of Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Abstract: Islam is an immensely diverse global tradition, the second largest religion. The course sequence offers a study of Islam and Muslims within a framework of global religious traditions and emphasis on profound diversity of localized belief and practice found across the world. Students exam Islam's evolution across 15 centuries, from late antiquity--when it emerged as localized religion in Central Arabia--to modern era where it is practice from US to Indonesia. The sequence concentrates on broad analytical categories in the study of religion such as text, culture, history, and prophecy. Students transition to more complex analyses through chronological overview of Islamic history and case studies of Muslim global networks in arenas such as art, music, literature, and political thought.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://ucla.in/3fQRyPi
Audience: Undergraduate

CNES wins grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (Article)
Title: CNES wins grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Author: UCLA International Institute staff
Abstract: National support for an innovative freshman course that is now being developed by a multidisciplinary faculty team at UCLA. The Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES) has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the planning phase of UCLA’s first multidisciplinary freshman cluster course on the Middle East.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.international.ucla.edu/cnes/article/202325
Access Model: Online news article
Format: Other
Publisher: UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies


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