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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

REL 285 - Islamic Law in Theory and Practice

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
Cross-listed as: HIS 285 .  This course will use the work of 12th century scholar Ibn Rushd (Averroës) as a window into the theory and historical practice of Islamic law. We will cover a range of specific topics including criminal law, family law, inheritance law, and the laws of war. The class will also study how this legal system has been implemented across time, debates surrounding the questions of gender, and the contested place of religion in modern legal systems.

Prerequisite: HIS 100 REL 101 REL 102 REL 103 REL 104 REL 105 , or second-year standing. 
Note: Not offered every year. Plus-2 option available. Foreign language option in Arabic available for the +2 option only.
Instructor: Saba