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Muslim Minorities and the State: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

GDM255

The importance of colonial legacies for understanding the contemporary situation of Muslims in these countries is a focal point for reading and discussion throughout this module.

Topics covered

This module explores the development of government policies in non-Muslim countries towards Muslim minority communities, from the colonial era to the present day. It focuses on eight countries: Britain, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, and Singapore, using these as case studies to explore the issues raised in both western and non-western contexts. 

In addition, the module offers a theoretical approach to Muslim minorities more generally, expanding on some of the key themes and issues covered in the introductory module for the Programme. Upon completion of this module, students will have acquired the methodological expertise to apply themselves to the study of other Muslim minorities in different geographic locations living under different jurisdictions.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module, students will have acquired the methodological expertise to apply themselves to the study of other Muslim minorities in different geographic locations living under different jurisdictions.

Assessment

  • Five written online activities (30% of the module mark)
  • 5,000 word essay (70%).