2019-2020 Catalog

RELS 305 Islam, Gender and Sexuality

The course will examine the discourses and practices that have shaped gender and sexuality in Islam and Islamicate cultures. The course will explore the articulations of gender and sexuality in Islamic scriptural legal and historical texts from the earliest period to the present placing those ideas and institutions within their broader historical social and political contexts. Special attention will be given to the way gender and sexuality are taken up in Islamicate cultures in the wake of Western imperialism and colonialism.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Global Connections