RS 479

Religion and State in the Modern Middle East

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Also: HSTR 479

Examines the historical junctures and socio-economic conditions in which modern Islamist movements have emerged. Comparative study of the politicization of Christian and Jewish communities in the Middle East (the Arab East, plus Iran, Israel, Turkey) and North Africa; reflection on the political influence of religion in neighbouring areas.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of RS 479, HIST 443, HIST 468 (if taken in the same topic), HIST 469 (if taken in the same topic), HSTR 380, HSTR 479.


Undergraduate course in Religious Studies offered by the Religious Studies Program in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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