CES 181 Muslims in America • 5 Cr.


Examine Muslim American identity, culture, and community. Explore historical and contemporary issues facing Muslim Americans in the United States, including representations of Muslim Americans, racialization of Islam, Islamophobia, gender and women's rights in Islam, social justice and activism. Examine and analyze the history and contributions of Muslim Americans in film and media. Satisfies either Social Science or Humanities credit.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Understand the history and contributions of Muslims in America.
  • Differentiate the diverse identities and experiences of Muslim Americans.
  • Examine the impacts of Islamophobia on Muslims.
  • Identify one's own previously-held perspectives on Islam, the relationship between American culture and Muslim identity, and explain how those perspectives may have changed.