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MES 342S MES 342S. Sufism: Islamic Thought and Spirituality. 3 Hours.

Same as Asian Studies 340Q, History 339S, and Religious Studies 358I. Explore Sufism and other Islamic mystical traditions that color cultural milieus spanning four continents and fourteen centuries. Focus on the historical developments in the Islamic theosophical tradition, as well as the relationship between Sufism and poetics, colonialism, and post-colonial resistance movements. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 340 (Topic 8), 340Q, 361 (Topic: Sufism and Islam Mysticism), History 339S, 366N (Topic: Sufism and Islam Mysticism), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 4), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Sufism and Islam Mysticism), 342 (Topic 24), 342S, Religious Studies 358 (Topic 4), 358I, 361 (Topic: Sufism and Islam Mysticism). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.