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

Fall 2005

MES 322K • GENDER POLITICS IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40950 MW
4:00 PM-5:30 PM
RLM 6.122
Charrad

Course Description

The course is 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. It emphasizes diversity within the Islamic world and identifies factors that help account for variations among countries.

Grading Policy

GRADING: Report on women's status 25% Take home midterm 20% In class midterm 20% Final 20% Class attendance and participation 15%

Texts

TEXTS: F.W. Fernea, In search of Islamic Feminism M.M. Charrad, States and Women's Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco F. Mernissi, Beyond the Veil A packet of photocopied articles Audiovisual: Several videos will be scheduled in the course of the semester. They are an integral and required part of the course.

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