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Women and Gender in Islam


The course will trace the development of gender issues in Muslim societies, ranging from the early Islamic period (7th century) to the modern period. Topics include marriage, divorce, veiling, segregation, polygyny, adultery, slavery and sex. The rise of secular and religious feminism and women's initiatives to reform patriarchal practices in contemporary Muslim societies will also be addressed.

Satisfies a requirement in Religious and Philosophical Perspectives.
Satisfies a major credit in Religion.
Satisfies a cultural diversity requirement.
Satisfies a major/minor credit in Gender and Sexuality Studies.