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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2006

MES 381 • Gend/Cloth/Ident in Muslim Soc

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42955 W
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
MEZ 1.104
Shirazi

Course Description

Brief Narrative of the Course this class examins 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

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

Texts

1- two volumes reader's packet. 2- An udated lists of books will be provided later.

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