This course covers the Social, Political and Economic angle of Islamophobia
About The Course
This course explores the discourses, politics and real-life case scenarios that led to the racialisation of Muslims throughout modernity. Topics will include colonialism and imperialism, the role of music, film, philosophy and the internet in the construction of otherness, the Olympics of suffering, and the responses different groups have had against their racialisation. This class will be of interest to students exploring religion, anthropology, philosophy, Latin American and Caribbean studies, European studies, Middle Eastern studies, history and comparative literature.
Anti-Muslim bigotry and racism have risen to epidemic proportions in the United States and Europe. Al Balagh Academy recognises the importance of equipping a broad array of religion scholars with the pedagogical knowledge, tools, and strategies to teach about, and against, anti-Muslim prejudice.
14 Teaching Weeks
Duration : 4+ months
Sundays,5 PM - 6:30 PM (London, UK)
Video Recordings Available
Starts on 19th March 2023
Course Fee: Free
18th March 2023
Al Balagh Scholarship
AlBalagh Scholarship is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.
What is Islamophobia?
Islamophobia vs Antisemitism – Why the Contrast?
Islamophobia – A Spreading Cancer!
The Socio-political War of Islamophobia
Islamic Identity as a Threat
Role of Media in Islamophobia
Working Models of Tackling Islamophobia
Key Legal/ Policy Models to tackle Islamophobia
Key Social Models to tackle Islamophobia
Key Institutional Models to tackle Islamophobia
Stages of Genocide
Case Studies in the West – UK, France & US
Case Studies in the Continent of Asia – India and China
Case Studies in the Muslim World – Governmental Islamophobia
Course Aims and Objectives
The course will seek to teach students:
- Explore the differences between teaching about Islam and teaching about Islamophobia
- Deepen their knowledge of how Islamophobia functions as a form of racism and why this matters for how to create effective strategies for addressing Islamophobia.
- Develop appropriate pedagogical strategies tailored to their specific teaching contexts.
- Consider ways to develop courses on Islamophobia, to frame/reframe courses on Islam by creating awareness of Islamophobia’s impact on the study of Islam, and to enhance existing course modules with greater attention to Islamophobia.
- Cultivate awareness of the pedagogical challenges and opportunities for combating Islamophobia as an engaged scholar inside and outside of the classroom.
On completion of this course, the students will be able to :
- Analyse myths and misconceptions about Muslims
- Understand the meaning of Islamophobia and its effects.
- Create an anti-Islamophobia campaign to display in school.