Islam | Spring
I. Course Description
The aim of this reading-,
speaking-, and writing-intensive course is to engage students in ongoing public
debates concerning Islam, politics, and the public sphere.All students are required to apply the critical approaches and
concepts learned in this course to a final research project on Islam. Your final
research project must be directed toward a professional audience and should be
of publishable quality. All papers must be presented at International and Global
Studies Student Conference, April 30, 2003.
1. Weekly analyses for a total
of 8 one-page papers. These analyses should be made available to other students
via the Internet (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 24 hours prior to each class
2. Weekly critiques of your peersŐ position papers for a total of
8 one-page papers. Your critiques should be e-mailed to other students
3. Small groups will lead weekly discussions on assigned readings.
All students are expected to participate actively in class discussions. Failure
to do so will have a detrimental effect on your grade!
4. One short memo-proposal describing your research paper due by
February 5, 2002. This should be accompanied by a concise title and a one-page
working bibliography identifying both primary and secondary
5. A final research paper directed toward a professional audience
other than the course instructor. Students are expected to present their papers
in a public conference at the end of semester.
6. A writing portfolio consisting of your weekly summaries,
critiques, proposal and bibliography, and the final research paper. The
portfolio is due no later than April 23, 2002.
7. Students registered for these courses are also required to
participate in at least 4 sessions of the Seminar Series on Religion, Politics
and the Public Sphere scheduled for the Spring semester. A short report of these
sessions should be sent to email@example.com.
8. Self-Evaluation: You are required to turn in a statement
evaluating your work along with the grade that you think is appropriate.
Your self-evaluation must be submitted no later than December 3. This
type-written statement should include the following:
a. the goals you set for yourself in the course;b. the criteria by which you are judging your
work;c. a description of the way in which you
have achieved your goals;d. the grade you think
appropriately rates your performance. >
Grades Students will be evaluated by attendance, quality participation in the course, contribution to the intellectual life of the University, and by the quality of their written work. Percentages will be assigned on this following basis:
1. Weekly summaries/analyses and critiques: 25% 2. Group presentations: 25%
3. Proposal and bibliography: 10%
4. Participation in departmental seminars and public lectures: 10%
4. Research paper and conference presentation: 30%
IV. Required Readings
To see a list of required reading materials for this course please download the corresponding word file