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Fall 2016-2017
* REL 328 / GSS 328 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Women and Gender in Islamic Societies

Shaun E. Marmon

Topics include: Women and the Law; Women and Sexuality; Gender and Seclusion; Women and Modernity; Gender and Post-Colonial Societies; Women's Voices; Women and Film; Politics of Women's Bodies; Women and Modern Islamic Revivalism. No prior background in Islam or Gender Studies required. Readings from fields of history, religious studies, anthropology, sociology and politics. Weekly primary sources in translation include: religious texts, popular literature, court records, letters, novels, poetry, autobiography, newspapers and films with subtitles.

Sample reading list:
J. Lassner, Demonizing the Queen of Sheba
L. Pierce, Morality Tales
R. S. Hossein, Sultana's Dream
J. Afary, Sexual Politics in Modern Iran
A. Najmabadi, Women with Mustaches and Men Without Beards
T. Saleh, Season of Migration to the North
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Emphasis on student participation, cooperative learning and engaged conversation. Two short papers, take home mid-term exam, final research paper and participation.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 35%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 25%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22522 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Class of 1879 Hall   137   Enrolled:7 Limit:15