Women, Rights, Islam and Modernity|
This writing and discussion intensive course will examine evolving tensions between traditional philosophy and religion and modernity. The focus of discussions and writing will be the role of women, "rights" and Islam in redefining modernity. Students will critically analyze rights claims from philosophical, political, and normative perspectives to assess the role of rights in mediating the transition between traditional and contemporary global culture. What is the basis of rights claims, and how are rights advanced or denied in global discourse? We will study the emerging roles of women, both in America and abroad in contributing to public life and transforming Islam. Finally we will attempt to assess the impact of Islam on the culture of modernity.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYI|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings will include history and gender in Islam, Orientalism, multiculturalism, rights claims and human rights.
|Examination and Assignments: |
A variety of different writing projects will be assigned in which students analyze arguments about rights, gender and culture. Classes will also include debates and formal discussions.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No prior knowledge of Islam or philosophy is assumed. However, careful reading of each day¿s assignments and thoughtful written products will determine your grade.
|Instructor(s): Baldine,Joanne Times: ...W.F. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 20|