Spring 2018

Muslim Reformers of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-282  |  History, as HIST-281  |  Religion, as RELI-281


Tariq Jaffer (Section 01)
Monica M. Ringer (Section 01)


(Offered as REL 281 and HIST 281)  A study of eminent Muslim reformers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, hailing from diverse Islamic cultures and geographical locations including South Asia, West Africa, Egypt, Arabia, Iran, Central Asia, and the Ottoman Empire. We will examine ways in which religion intersected with social and political reform projects, explore thematic conversations among these reformers that transcend time and place, and look at ways in which many of these issues continue to resonate to the present day. 

Limited to 25 students.  Spring semester.  Professors Jaffer and Ringer.

If Overenrolled: Preference to religion majors and students with a concentration on the Middle East or South Asia.


Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2018, Spring 2020