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Why do some people in Europe and in the West see Islam as a threat to European values? Why do so many fear that Muslim immigration will fundamentally transform or destroy “Western Civilization”? And why do Westerners associate Islam with Arab-ness, even though the majority of Muslims worldwide are not Arabs? Have Europeans always thought of Islam this way–as an enemy of liberal values, of secularism, and of gender equality, or even a racial enemy?
In fact, there is a long history–dating back to the Middle Ages–of Muslim presence within Europe and of European thinking about Islam. In this course, we will explore the history of European and Western approaches to Islam: from medieval religious debates and Enlightenment travel writing, up through the colonial conflicts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, all the way to present-day anxieties over Muslim immigration, “political” Islam, and terrorism. We will focus especially on how European attitudes towards Islam have become increasingly racialized, viewing Islam not only as the traditional religious enemy, but now also as a racial (usually Arab) Other. Our discussions will be based on films, novels, and scholarly texts.
This class examines the environmental history of the world’s largest geographical feature – the Pacific Ocean -- to explore how the ecology, politics, and culture of the maritime region have changed in the Anthropocene period, this current geological era of significant human impact on the Earth’s natural world and climate. We will investigate how the natural environment shaped the foundations of culture from New Zealand to Alaska, examine ecological legacies of early exploration and colonization, study transmarine economic developments (from industrial fishing to the opening of Panama Canal and container vessel transport), discuss the longterm aquatic legacies of various military conflicts (including World War Two, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War) and finally analyze the environmental costs of current Pacific maritime concerns, from Japanese nuclear waste disposal following the 2011 Fukushima disaster to China’s construction of new deep ocean islands in fragile reef zones of the South China Sea.
Drawing from a variety of disciplines in the humanities, this course provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective on the practice of medicine in a clinical setting. Students will engage in weekly shadowing rounds at Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi (Oxford) and local clinics in which they will shadow a variety of health care professionals, including doctors, nurses, chaplains, and social workers. Students will also attend weekly seminar discussions in which they will critically reflect on their field experience and integrate assigned readings with their clinical observations. Readings will draw from perspectives in the humanities (history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, culture studies, etc.). This course is well-suited for students interested in a variety of healthcare-related careers, including public policy, social work, administration, and chaplaincy.