Center for Race and Law Short Course: Islam, Race and the Law in the Americas (SC)

Section 1, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 15/16
Credits: 1
Day Date Time Room
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • R
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • R
  • 01/24/2022
  • 01/25/2022
  • 01/26/2022
  • 01/27/2022
  • 01/31/2022
  • 02/01/2022
  • 02/02/2022
  • 02/03/2022
  • 1800-1930
  • 1800-1930
  • 1800-1930
  • 1800-1930
  • 1800-1930
  • 1800-1930
  • 1800-1930
  • 1800-1930
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129

Course Description

Islam and Muslims have been a presence in the New World since the first voyages of Christopher Columbus in search of a new route to the Indies. This presence, however, has usually been marked as a source of great anxiety, manifesting itself in both racial and religious terms. This short course will look at the role Islam and Muslims played in the Atlantic slave trade, the colonial Americas and post-independence United States, the Civil Rights era, and the post-9/11era.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will write one paper due via EXPO by noon on February 17.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
122218465
Law No.
LAW9501
Modified Type
Seminar
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Race and Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, January 20, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Saturday, February 05, 11:59 PM
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