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AMST 2500 Certificate in American Muslim Life: Law & Society

$224

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, a non-profit research and education institution, has collected and published research on Americans who are Muslim for nearly 20 years. That research provides the bedrock and context for these online courses, created by ReligionandPublicLife.org and supplemented by a collection of resources from other institutions and scholars.

The Institute for the Social Policy and Understanding, in partnership with ReligionAndPublicLife.org, awards the ISPU Certificate in Religious Liberty for those who complete the course collection, AMST 2500 American Muslims: Law & Society. The curriculum includes a study of Muslims in Early America, contemporary demographics about American Muslims, controversies about the treatment of Muslims, and pathways for building resilient Muslim communities in America.

Skills: Civil Dialogue, Empathy, Legal Literacy, Media Literacy, Religious Literacy, Resiliency

Non-Credit: 15 hours for 1 Certificate

Credit: Use the LiveChat to speak with your advisor about completing 45 hours of research to earn three college credits for completing this certificate program.

Level: College, Graduate, Professional Development

Receive five courses for the price of four classes when you enroll in the certificate program.

AMST 2501 Muslim Religious Liberty in Early America

The legal history of religious liberty in the United States reveals a simple fact: there has never been an America without Muslims.

Skills: Critical Thinking, Empathy, Legal Literacy, Religious Literacy

Time: Non-Credit: 3 hours

Level: College, Graduate, Professional Development

(Image: Omar ibin Said 1770–1864, Library of Congress)

AMST 2502 Who are American Muslims?

Study groundbreaking research on American Muslim experiences in all their diversity. Track contemporary trends about not only Americans who are Muslim, but Americans of other faiths and no faith as well. In this interactive course, you will examine American Muslims’ perspective within the context of their nation’s religious landscape, not as an isolated specimen.

Skills: Critical Thinking, Empathy, Legal Literacy, Religious Literacy

Time: Non-Credit 3 hours

Level: College, Graduate, Professional Development

AMST 2503 How are American Muslims Represented?

Have you ever felt like some news stories receive a lot more coverage than others of equal importance? You’re not imagining it. In this media literacy course, you will study landmark research about media responses to ideologically motivated violence in the United States. Accurate representation matters. Misrepresentation can be dangerous.

Skills: Critical Thinking, Media Literacy, Religious Literacy

Time: Non-Credit 3 hours

Level: College, Graduate, Professional Development

AMST 2504 How are American Muslims Treated?

In this interactive course, you will engage a series of “civic tracks” about how American Muslims are treated by the (1) legislative branch, (2) executive branch, (3) judicial branch, (4) law enforcement, and (5) public schools.

Skills: Critical Thinking, Legal Literacy, Media Literacy, Religious Literacy

Time: Non-Credit 3 hours

Level: College, Graduate, Professional Development

AMST 2505 Resilient Communities: Pathways Forward

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Skills: Critical Thinking, Legal Literacy, Media Literacy, Religious Literacy, Resiliency

Time: Non-Credit 3 hours

Level: College, Graduate, Professional Development

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Description

Drawing from the scholarship published by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, this online course equips adult learners to apply solution-seeking research in cultivating their understanding of the legal and political challenges faced by American Muslims. Many of these challenges arise as a result of the current geopolitical climate and widespread misinformation and misunderstanding. Anti-Muslim sentiment and targeted policies that infringe on personal and religious freedom are the new normal. This course is designed to apply ISPU’s public policy research to examine the structural barriers that hinder the American Muslim community from full inclusion and participation. The sources and exercises provide students with an accurate understanding of American Muslim communities, equipping them to build and sustain allyship and identifying common challenges and solutions.

Earning Criteria

Certificate Students: The certificate program issued by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding is divided into five courses.

▸ In AMST 2501 Muslim Religious Liberty in Early America, we will examine the origins of Muslims in Early America and the legal history of religious liberty in the United States.

▸ In AMST 2502 Who Are American Muslims?, we will examine the contemporary demographics of American Muslims, their values and views.

▸ In AMST 2503 How are Muslims Represented?, we will examine studies that document the systematic discrimination faced by American Muslims in the news media, multiple branches of government, and in public schools.

▸ In AMST 2504 How are American Muslims Treated?, we will explore the various ways American Muslims have been resilient in the face of adversity by examining their social contributions to American society and civic engagement.

▸ In AMST 2505 Resilient Communities: Pathways Forward, we will reflect on a series of pathways forward to remedy the legal and political conflicts surveyed in the course.

For Learners Seeking Academic Credit: After completing the graded assignments in the previous five courses, learners will enroll in ISPU 2506 Capstone Project. Learners will design and implement a community-based project, applying what they have learned from the course collection. Speak to your advisor about which accredited colleges and universities will offer you credit for completing the ISPU 2500-level course collection.