Religious Liberty Seminar: Islam

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to religious freedom in the context of international human rights law, the European Convention on Human Rights, and United States law. Most of the course discussion will be at the intersection of Islam and religious freedom in these legal contexts, but students are not expected to have prior knowledge of Islam. The course will cover countries like Pakistan, where Muslims form the majority, and countries like France, where Muslims represent a small minority. The material consists of law review articles, news articles, and cases. This discussion-based seminar will also challenge students to engage with material across the spectrum of law, theology, public opinion, and politics. By the end of the semester, students will understand how to apply a broad legal framework to a variety of specific contexts.