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|HIST 288 - WOMEN IN MIDDLE EAST SOCIETIES|
The aim of this course is to promote an understanding of Middle Eastern women's past and present as involved agents in the creation and interpretation of their culture, society, and religion, and to dispel the stereotype that they have been the powerless victims in these developmental processes. To this end, alternative discourses will be explored, each focusing on the women and events that shaped them at different times in selected countries of the Middle East. We will look at how these discourses have changed with the advent of modernity, secularism, nationalism, trans-nationalism and globalization. We shall also examine the shifting rhetorical strategies Middle Eastern women employ in their articulations of different forms of feminisms and Islamisms, interrogating how boundaries between the two are erected and dismantled. Students must do weekly readings and be prepared to participate in class discussions. In each session, students will be divided into two teams, each taking an opposing position as reflected in the assigned readings. This is to prompt dialogue and enhance student agency. Team presentations are critical to the development of this course, thus will determine a large percentage of students' final grades.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Lecture
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
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