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Women, Rights, Islam, and Modernity
PHIL 111
Spring 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: FGSS 125

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.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA PHIL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-16-2024
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