Journalism | Muslims in the News
C201 | 30212 | Ammina Kothari
Are you interested in understanding the media coverage around current controversies
associated with Islam and Muslims such as the “Ground-Zero” Park 51 Islamic Center debate
and the “International Burn a Koran Day”? In this course we will explore how Muslims are
presented in the media and the interaction between the coverage and its intended audience.
We will discuss, with numerous examples of each, the rise of Islamophobia in America and in
the West; and the spread of Westernophobia, fear of western influences, in the Muslim world.