Explores historical and contemporary debates regarding the construction of gender in Islam. Topics include the historical representations of Muslim woman, veiling, sexuality, Islamic law and Islamic feminism. This course situates Muslim women as multidimensional actors as opposed to the static, Orientalist images that have gained currency in the post 9/11 era.
1.5 credits in WST courses including 0.5 credit at the B- or C-level
WSTC30H3 (if taken in the 2008 Winter Session), WGS301H