Course Description

Course Name

Islam and Politics

Session: VRMU3122

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Intro to International Relations

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Scholars, government analysts and terrorism experts have examined the relationship between Islam and politics for years. Although this field of study is not recent, it became both dominant and essential since 9/11. This course intends to provide a comprehensive, analytical, and in-depth examination of political Islam in an increasingly globalizing world. The purpose is thus to show the interaction of Islam and politics and the multiple and diverse roles of Islamic movements, as well as issues of: i) authoritarianism; ii) democratization; iii) religious extremism; and iv) terrorism. The first part of the course will give a general overview; the second part of the course will focus on case studies at the regional and global level.

*Course content subject to change