Using Bridwell and Fondren Libraries
Please keep in mind that many of the resources on Islamic empires and civilizations are located at Bridwell Library, on the south part of campus.
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How to use this guide
This guide is meant to expand on the ideas discussed in the library instruction session with Professor Sabri Ates and to make sure you can easily get back to some of the resources that were discussed. This is meant as an outline of what the library can offer -- but only a beginning.
Please ask a librarian for help if you cannot find what you need, or want to get more ideas about sources.
The guide is organized into a few sections:
Learning outcomes for this class
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
• Engage critically with the basics of Islam
• Understand the differences between the two main sects of Islam
• Explain the main issues that helps the association of Islam with fundamentalism
and extremist political ideologies.
• Understand the Islamist politics in various countries of the Middle East.
• Gain knowledge of key conceptual issues in the study of Islamist politics.