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

Spring 2005

WGS 340 • GENDER POLITICS IN ISLAM WORLD-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46115 TTh
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
BUR 231
CHARRAD

Course Description

This course id devoted to the study of gender politics in the Islamic world. We will focus on women's rights, which have been a key political issue in several countries and internationally. The course offers a comparative introduction to gender, social organization, culture and politics in a number of Islamic countries. It is designed as a seminar with students taking an active role in discussing readings and raising questions. Coursework There will be three written assignments. The first paper is a review, the second is a report on data from one or more countries, and the third is a research paper. Each student is expected to make an oral presentation to the class and to participate in class discussion. GRADING: Book Review: 10% Country Analysis: 20% Research Paper: 35% Presentation: 20% Class Participation: 15%

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