Spring 2020

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


Monica M. Ringer (Section 01)


(Offered as HIST 281 [TC], ASLC 282 and RELI 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. Professor Ringer.

If Overenrolled: Preference to history 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