Gender and Islam: Beyond Burkas, Fatawas, and the Shariah|
Spring 2014 not offered
|Certificates: Middle Eastern Studies|
How have gender, sexuality, and feminism been understood and elaborated by Muslims from the 19th century to the present day? Focusing on the Middle East and South Asia, this course will examine how these understandings and elaborations have not only emerged in relation to Islamic precepts and practices but also through ongoing historical interrelations between what have come to be designated and differentiated as the West and the Muslim world.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(RELI)(SISP-FGSS Conc)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Edward Said, Fatima Memissi, Leila Ahmed, Nanal el-Sadaawi, Elizabeth Fernea, Janice Buddy, Saba Mahmood, Barbara Metcalf, THE GIRLS OF RIYADH, and PESSEPOLIS.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short papers, quizzes and examinations, extended papers, oral presentations, reading notes.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
A course in FGSS and RELI is highly recommended. This course fulfills the requirements of the South Asian Studies and Middle East Studies certificates as an historical inquiry (HI) and contemporary society and practice (CSP) course.
This course fulfills the Religion Department major requirement for Thematic Approach OR Method & Theory.
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