Islam: Religion and Society
N.B. Minor description is up-to-date / courses and course descriptions are subject to change
Islam, as a religion and a cultural practice, is a worldwide phenomenon that is formed both in a local context – culturally, socially, politically, and economically – and in transnational, interactive, fluid networks. Islam takes on a diversity of forms, some of them contradictory. This has always been the case, and it is becoming increasingly apparent in the modern world through migration, globalisation and the digital media.
Globalism, localism, diversity and interaction: these are the central themes of Islam teaching at Leiden University. This minor of 30 EC offers students a broad perspective on Islam. Students not only learn about the most important teachings of Islam, but they also acquire an understanding of the current forms Islam takes across the world. The minor goes on to address in greater depth a number of themes that are central to the study of Islam in Leiden: Law, Modern trends, Society & Politics, and Culture and Daily Life.
Maximum number of participants: 50
Prospectus number: 5000MIRSN
Class number: 1040
Language of instruction: English
LEI students 2 May to 15 July 2022
TUD and EUR students 2 May to 31 May 2022