Theology Courses

STH TX 814 (RN 344/RN 644)- Islam and the West
Considers centuries of cooperation and conflict between Islam and the West, including the “Golden Age” of Islamic Spain, the Crusades, medieval European views of Islam, enslaved Muslims in the New World, colonialism and its legacies, and Western Muslim communities today.

STH TX 825 (RN 425/RN 725)- Topics in South Asian Religion
Specific aspects of South Asian religions within a historical or comparative/ phenomenological framework.  Topic varies per semester (as does relevancy with this proposed minor).

STH TX 836(RN 435/RN 735 )- Women, Gender and Islam
Investigates the way Muslim religious discourse, norms, and practices create and sustain gender and hierarchy in religious, social, and familial life. Looks at historical and contemporary challenges posed to these structures.

STH TX 844 (RN 341/RN 641)- Islamic Mysticism- Sufism
Rise and development of the mystical movement in early Islam; analysis of the thought of leading Sufi brotherhoods, their organization, liturgy, and religious life; the impact of Sufism on classical and postclassical Islam.

STH TX 845 (RN 345/RN 645)- Islamic Law
A survey of major trends in Islamic jurisprudence from the seventh century to the present; the structure of Islamic law, its regulative principles, its place in Islamic society, and the mechanisms by which it is elaborated and applied.

STH TX 853- The Quran

STH TX 875 (AN 775/RN 429/RN 729)- Religion and Politics in South Asia
Explores the relationship between religion and politics in pre-colonial, colonial and post colonial South Asia through readings of primary texts as well as debates on religious reform/revival, nationalism, caste, and partition.