Integrating Asian Islam into the Undergraduate Curriculum
UASI Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop, May 8, 2005

University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Pedagogy Workshop Details

Note: This pedagogy workshop is by application only, and the application process is now closed.

In conjunction with the symposium Asia, Islam, Modernity which will be held at the University of Washington 5-8 May 2005, the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies is offering a pedagogy workshop on integrating Asian Islam into the undergraduate curriculum. This half-day workshop will provide graduate students who seek expertise in the study and teaching of Islam in Asia the opportunity to develop an undergraduate teaching portfolio with a focus on teaching about Asian Islams and Muslim societies in Asia. Those who are accepted into the workshop will be invited to attend the symposium. In addition, we will provide roundtrip airfare to Seattle, shared hotel accommodations, and a modest allowance for food and airport transport for up to six U.S. based graduate students.

The Asia, Islam, Modernity symposium will bring together faculty, students, community intellectuals, and scholars from Asia, Europe, and the US to share their perspectives about the changing practices and politics of Asian Islam—how these are studied, documented, taught, and represented in the academy and the media and how these practices affect society, politics, art and culture in Asia. The Pedagogy Workshop will take place from 9am-1pm on Sunday May 8, 2005, the morning after the symposium. Participants will have the opportunity to present preliminary syllabi and teaching materials that will be reviewed by the invited speakers and an experienced UW faculty facilitator.

Twelve graduate students will be chosen to participate in the workshop, with funding available for up to six. If you live in the Seattle area or will not need funding, please let us know that in your application. To apply, please submit a one paragraph abstract of a proposed course, a short description of your teaching philosophy, and one letter of recommendation. Candidates will be selected by the strength of their applications and evidence of their commitment to the project of teaching about Asian Islams. The organizers will work to ensure that we have a wide range of expertise on different regions of Asia. All participants selected for the workshop will prepare and bring a syllabus for an undergraduate class substantially integrating the study of Asia into courses on Islam, or Islam into Asian studies, to share and discuss with other participants. The anticipated product of the workshop for each participant will be a complete syllabus that can be included in a teaching portfolio.

Applications must be received by April 11, 2005. Completed applications can be submitted either in hard copy or via e-mail attachment. They should be sent to: Keith Snodgrass, JSIS Box 353650, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 OR TO .

For more information about the symposium, please visit the symposium website

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