Gender & the Middle East
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Division: University-wide Programs
Department: University Lecture Program
Course Number: UGLB 4315
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
In this course, students explore how knowledge about women and men in the Middle East has been produced and how gender inflects aspects of social, political, and economic life. Beginning from the colonial encounter and Western approaches, the course covers gendered aspects of religion, colonialism, anti-colonial struggles, feminism, revolution, marriage and family law, citizenship, expressive culture (literature, art, music), and conflict. Geographically the course ranges from North Africa to the Gulf, Turkey, Israel/Palestine, and Iran and draws on sources in literature, anthropology, history, and politics. This semester, a media focus will closely track the role of gender in the ongoing historic changes taking place in the region. NOTE: This is a graduate-level course offered in collaboration with the Graduate Program in International Affairs. Students should have completed at least 60 credits with a B or better to register for this course. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to register for this course or with questions.