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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 268 - Islam and Gender

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
Cross-listed as: REL 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 , one 100-level Religious Studies course, or second-year standing.
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Elfenbein