RLG312H1: Gender, Body and Sexuality in Islam


This course explores attitudes towards sexuality, gender, and women’s bodies in Islamic thought and history. We will read foundational religious texts, classic works of law and ethics, poetry, and historical documents, as well as contemporary reflections by Muslim feminist thinkers. Topics to be discussed include sexual ethics within and outside of marriage, consent to marriage and divorce, contraception and abortion, menstruation, modest dress, gender-based segregation, same-sex sexual attraction, and gender non-conformity.

Completion of 4.0 credits
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