Turkey: Muslim and Modern

SES279FS

Turkish history from the 18th century to the present. Turkey as strategic ally of the US; candidate for membership in European Union; first Muslim country to adopt democracy, secularism, and Westernization, and as political, cultural, and economic model for other Muslim countries. Focus on

Turkish people’s encounter with modernity as Muslims; questions about contradictions and promises of Muslim and modern experience; informed consideration of Islam’s encounter with the West. No prerequisites. No knowledge of Turkish required. One course.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

TURKISH279FS
HISTORY239FS
Islamic Studies

Curriculum Codes: 

SS
CZ
CCI