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Fall 2017
Oct 18, 2017
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INAF 429 - Amer Civ Libs & Nat'l Security
 This seminar examines the American Muslim experience through a post-9/11 civil liberties lens. Interdisciplinary in orientation, the course examines counterterrorism tools and tactics – from the USA Patriot Act to immigration laws to the NSA surveillance program to religious profiling, detention and interrogation – as well as the unique legal and sociological consequences on the minority faith community. Participants will also explore the impact of the “war on terrorism” including hate violence, over-representation of Muslims as the ‘terrorist other’ in mainstream media outlets, religious discrimination in employment and education, opposition to religious land use, vitriolic and xenophobic political rhetoric, among other subjects. The seminar encourages students to engage in informed discourse as we consider policy debates and a number of relevant cases to better understand civil rights and civil liberties in contemporary America. No prior familiarity with the subject matter is required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study, Seminar

International Affairs Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/IECO Finance/Commerce (B), SFS/STIA Growth/Development

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Arab Studies
      Commun, Culture & Technology
      Foreign Service
      International Economics
      International History
      International Affairs
      Int'l Political Economy
      International Politics
      Latin American Studies
      Business Administration
      Regional & Comparative Studies
      Russian & East European Stud
      SFS Self Designed Major
      Security Studies
      Science, Tech, & Int'l Affairs
May not be enrolled as the following Classifications:     
      First Year

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