SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

  Th 8/18 Introduction and planning
MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC STUDIES
    F 8/26

- Thomas Aquinas, selection from Summa Contra Gentiles.
- James Kritzeck, Peter the Venerable and Islam.

    F 9/2 al-Shahrastani, al-Milal wa-l-Nihal, trans. Kazi and Flynn.
ORIENTALIST SCHOLARSHIP
    F 9/9

Ignaz Goldziher, Muslim Studies, vol. 2, 1-251.

    F 9/16 Theodor Noldeke, Geschichte des Qorans, 1-74.
    F 9/23 Louis Massignon, Hallaj: Mystic and Martyr.
    F 9/30 Marshall Hodgson, The Venture of Islam.
CONTEMPORARY DIRECTIONS
    F 10/7 Edward Said, Orientalism.
    F 10/14 Clifford Geertz, Islam Observed.
    F 10/21 Wifred Cantwell Smith, The Meaning and End of Religion.
    F 10/30 Brannon Wheeler, Comparative Islamic Studies.
    F 11/4 Omid Safi, Progressive Muslims.
    F 11/11 - Samuel Huntington, "The Clash of Civilizations?"
- John Esposito, The Islamic Threat.
  (F 11/18 NO CLASS due to American Academy of Religion meeting.)
  THANKSGIVING BREAK 11/23-11/27
  F 12/2 Individual "statement of approach" due.