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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Fall 2006

WGS 393 • Gender, Clothing, and Identity in Muslim Society

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
49825 W
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
MEZ 1.104
Shirazi, F

Course Description

This class examines aspects of the cultural and social significance of clothing in contemporary Middle Eastern Muslim and other Muslim communities around the world. The role of clothing in shaping male and female identities and relation, clothing as an indicator of social status and group affiliation, religious and political forces behind dress codes and clothing restrictions will be explored

Grading Policy

30%: Weekly presentations/discussions/and written summaries 25%: Mid-term research paper/in-class presentation 40%: Final Research paper/in-class presentation 5%: Attendance


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