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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
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REL 268 - Islam and Gender

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
Cross-listed as: HIS 268 . This course explores Islamic discourses about wo/men and gender in Islam, focusing attention on the processes by which the Muslim community has articulated and policed gender-specific ideals over time, particularly as they relate to: community identity, conceptions of cultural authenticity, the interpretation of the foundational sources of Islam and legal traditions. We will give significant attention to these issues as they pertain to 19th and 20th century debates about “re-forming” Muslim women.

Prerequisite: HIS 100 REL 101 REL 102 REL 103 REL 104 REL 105 , or second-year standing.
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Elfenbein