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THEO 5500 Women and Gender in Islam (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores women and gender roles in Islamic history, civilization, and societies, beginning with the pre-Islamic period and continuing through the present. The goal is to present women and womens issues as central to the main narrative of Islamic history, rather than as a side story. This course explores questions related to both historical and contemporary religious interpretation and practice, Sunni, Shia and Sufi, as well as the impact of religion and gender constructs on womens access to the public sphere, positions of leadership, and legal status.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Natana DeLong-Bas

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ICSP3310

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Last Updated: 01-Apr-14