WGSS 110
The Veil: History and Interpretations
Last Offered Spring 2016
Division II
Cross-listed ARAB 215 / HIST 110 / WGSS 110
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This tutorial will consider the history and the changing meanings of the veil (hijab) and its many manifestations (e.g. burqa, chador, niqab), starting with the earliest religious traditions and the status of women in Islamic law. We will then proceed to examine imperialist and orientalist representations of gender in the Middle East, the rise of Islamic feminism and finally consider the emergence and return of the veil in recent years in the Middle East, North America, Asia and Europe.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3997
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: each week each student will either write a 5- to 7-page essay on assigned readings or offer a 2-page critique of their partner's paper; by semester's end each student will have written a minimum of 40 pages
Prerequisites: first year or sophomore standing; juniors or seniors with permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: First- Year Students, and then Sophomores who have not previously taken a 100-level seminar and those with demonstrated interest in the Middle East
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ARAB 215 Division II HIST 110 Division II WGSS 110 Division II
Attributes: HIST Group E Electives - Middle East

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