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    Jun 23, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
American University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AWST-415 Islam in America (3)

When did the first Muslims arrive in North America, and how did they get here? Starting from the earliest colonial expeditions, Muslims have a longer and more impactful history in the Americas than is widely known. This course traces the history of Muslim people in the United States from the first known figures to the present day. Throughout, the course examines how Islam has played a significant role in shaping American religious practice and identity, along with the ways Islam and Muslims have been represented as a threat to the American project. Special attention is given to the ethnic, geographic, racial, and cultural diversity of American Muslims. AU Core Integrative Requirement: Diversity and Equity. Crosslist: AFAM-415  and AMST-415 .