HIST 462: Women in Islamic Society

HIST 462-001: Women in Islamic Society
(Fall 2023)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Krug Hall 242

Section Information for Fall 2023

This course will survey the lived experience of women in Muslim societies from the time of the rise of Islam to the present-day. It will do so by examining the historical processes that impacted the role and status of women in the Islamic world, as well as the ways in which women reacted to, negotiated, and subverted them in their own interest, through readings, documentaries, films, and literature by and about Muslim women.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Surveys history of women in Islamic society from rise of Islam to present day. Examines historical processes that affected role and status of women in society, and specific topics around which issues of gender status and identity coalesced, especially in modern period. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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