WATERLOO — Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) has appointed Dr. Nadeem Memon (Director of Education, Razi) as a part-time professor in the Sociology department. He will begin teaching his first class entitled Introduction to Muslim Studies for undergraduates in the Winter 2011 term.
The course provides an overview of the aims, methods, and central issues in the field of Muslim Studies. In particular it will investigate the diversity of contemporary Muslims, ideational currents that are influencing them, and the major debates about Islamic identity.
Topics in the course include Who are Muslims, Muslims in North America, Western Muslims before 9/11, Roots of Radical Islam, Reclaiming Islam in the West, Islamophobia, Gender and Islam, Muslim Youth Identity, and Islam and the Academy.
About WLU — Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) is a jewel among Canadian universities. Situated in Waterloo, Ontario and founded in 1911, it has become a mid-sized, multi-campus university with a reputation for excellence in teaching, scholarship and research. WLU is also well-known for its campus vitality, sense of community and passionate school spirit.