Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Faegheh Shirazi


ProfessorPh.D., Ohio State University

Faegheh Shirazi

Contact

  • Phone: 232-9416
  • Office: CAL 502
  • Office Hours: Fall semester: T and Th. 10:0-11:30
  • Campus Mail Code: F9400

Interests


Textiles and Clothing, particularly the Islamic veil (hijab), issues of women, rituals, and rites of passage as they relate to material culture in popular Islamic societies.

Biography


Research

Textiles, dress, gender identity discourse, and material culture in the Middle East; the meanings of veiling; rituals and rites of passage as they relate to material culture

Research Subject Headings: Religion, Gender and Women's Studies

International Research

Regions of Academic Interest: Middle East, Muslim world

Countries of Academic Interest: Iran,

Courses


ISL 372 • Sacred & Ceremonl Textiles

41435 • Fall 2016
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.124
(also listed as ANT 324L, MEL 321, R S 358, TXA 365, WGS 340)

From the birth to death textiles, clothing, and other material culture affects our daily lives. The communicative power of textiles and other types of material objects reflects both the everyday and ceremonial lives of people in a society. Although this course focuses on textiles and material objects indigenous to the Islamic world, some examples of non-Muslim communities will be included to draw a comparison. An attempt will be made to shed light on the culture of various Islamic societies. The study of the social and historical background of a community is essential for the interpretation of meanings and symbolism associated with textiles and other elements of material objects. Such a study will be combined in the course with topics like ceremonial gatherings; ceremonial textiles; adornment (jewelry, tattoos, body-painting); body modifications (piercing and body-reshaping); and the role of material objects in public and private celebrations. One of the areas which material objects represent relates to practices of rituals, taboos, and rotes of passage in the societies, which can be traced to the pre Islamic era. Muslim communities in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East will be the primary focus of the course, and an attempt will be made to trace the common origins of ritual practices and their representation as a result to of diffusion and contact with other regional practices. Course presentations will be supported by videos, slide show and various material objects.

Texts

Reader packet.

Grading

In Class presentations 15%

Attendance/ & participation 10%

First Exam 35%

Second Exam 40%

MEL 380 • Gend/Cloth/Ident In Muslim Soc

41600 • Fall 2016
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CAL 422
(also listed as ANS 391, MES 381, R S 390T, WGS 393)

This graduate seminar examines aspects of the cultural and social significance of clothing and gender relationship in contemporary Middle Eastern Muslim and other Muslim communities. Although the main focus of the course is placed upon the Muslim cultures, some examples of non-Muslim communities will be examined for comparative purposes. This course explores such issues as the role of sexuality and clothing in shaping male and female identities and relations,; clothing as an indicator of social status and group affiliation; religious and political forces behind dress codes and clothing restrictions; debates regarding clothing, especially in the light of the Islamic resurgence; and the commercialization of veils and Islamic dress in recent times. Students will be introduced to theoretical approaches to the study of clothing and its functions, such as the various theories on the origins of clothing, and the ways in which they can be applied to Muslim societies.

Texts:

  • Reader packet to be determined.

Grading

  • Class participation 10%
  • Two research papers and/or development of proposal (each) 25%
  • Class presentations and summary assignments 20%
  • One or two book reviews 20%

ISL 373 • Gender/Art In Muslim World

40815 • Spring 2016
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM JES A209A
(also listed as ANS 372, MEL 321, MES 342, R S 358, WGS 340)

This course is a survey of the development of Islamic art (inclusive of most expressive, and creative art forms) in the Muslim societies from the earliest to the present time with a focus on gender and contemporary artistic issues. Topics will include: gender and gender identities; art patronage, Orientalism, themes of power; and their influential roles in form and express formation, the dominant artistic traditions before and after 1900, the loss of traditional aesthetics due to Western influence, and the re-emergence of calligraphic art as an expression of “Universal Muslim Identity”, and themes of artistic expressions as it is related to current world events (war, occupation of land, and religious resurgence).

The Discussions incorporate analysis of historical, political, social & economical factors that gave rise to aesthetic changes in the regional cultures.  Selected biographical data on some of the most influential traditional and modern Muslim artists will be discussed, to provide a basis for the appreciation of the artistic works and the important roles played by the artists in regards to the theme of “Gender”, in both the traditional and the contemporary Muslim societies. 

Text: Reader Packets

Requirements: Upper Division Standing

Grading:

Attendance:                              5%

Active Class participation        5%

Short quizzes                           20%

Class Presentation                   20%

First Exam                               25%

Second Exam                          25% 

MES 386 • Women In Scripture

41180 • Spring 2016
Meets T 2:00PM-5:00PM BEN 1.118
(also listed as R S 383C)

This graduate seminar course dealing with issues related to representations of gender in sacred sources rooted in the Middle Eastern religions. This course will begin with a brief survey of Indo-Iranian religions with special attention to Zoroastrianism. Next, will be a more in-depth treatment of Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Zoroastrianism as the primary monotheistic religion of ancient Iran influenced later monotheistic religious traditions of the region, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, which are the most common religions practiced in the Middle East today. These religions share many similarities and regulations that are central to their beliefs and practices. Gender is a fundamentally important component of these laws and regulations. This course explores issues related to gender, such as laws that are restricting women’s life. The course offers gendered reading and to shed a clear light on how the same text could be read /interpreted to influence religious laws pertaining to women. 

Texts/Readings

Reading packet and other texts to be announced

Grading Policy

Attendance and Active Participation 10%

Weekly article summaries and Presentations 20%

Mid Term Paper 30%

Final Paper 40%

ISL 373 • Graffiti/Poster Art: Islm Wrld

40640 • Fall 2015
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM PAR 101
(also listed as ANT 324L, MEL 321, MES 342, R S 358, WGS 340)

Too many portrayals of Islamic societies are treated as superficially as the issues involving the hijab and veiling. Among the hip and the fashionable, the religious fronts and political systems in contemporary Muslim societies (particularly in the Middle East and North Africa), a complex and complicated phenomenon has been developing for decades:  the “art of the wall,” namely, graffiti and poster art.

Poster art and graffiti are employed by various groups within the Islamic world to project their ideas through the mediums of photography, video, the film of documentary makers, the paint and ink of professionals, anonymous or amateur designers and artists to record the political and social events within urban areas. Such visual records depicting aspects of everyday life give voice to the people living and working within the Muslim world. An observer can see acts of rebellion as the anonymous young population in Muslim societies experiments with ways to test the limits of freedom. This is done with creativity and often with courage, which may cause concern to the political systems ruling over people whose freedom of speech and action are limited.

In this course, the students are introduced to a common and general principle of Islam, followed by a study of differences in culture and linguistic background of the people in lands of a Muslim majority. The major part of the semester is devoted to analysis and studying graffiti and poster art as it relates to social and political events unfolding. It is expected that the students become interested and learn that the interpretation of today’s Muslim youth through popular culture, expressed in the art and work of talented people manifesting their identities and personal expression about the world around them, provides a valuable access to learning and getting closer to the cultures that may seem strange, illogical, or somewhat hostile to the principles of “Western democracy.” This is an opportunity for us to look at the body and soul of people of ancient civilizations and of a recent troubled history with high hopes for a bright future from the perspective of those from the inside looking out.

 

Texts

Reader packets TBD

 

Grading Policy

TBD

ISL 372 • Veiling In The Muslim World

40685 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 303
(also listed as ANS 372, ANT 324L, MEL 321, SOC 321K, WGS 340)

This course will deal with the cultural significance and historical practices of veiling, “Hijab”, in the Muslim world. The issue of veiling as it relates to women has been subject to different interpretations and viewed from various perspectives, and with recent political developments and the resurgence of Islam, the debate over it and over women’s roles in Muslim countries has taken various shapes.  A number of Muslim countries are going back to their Islamic traditions and implementing a code of behavior that involves some form of veiling in Public /or segregation to various degrees for women. In some Muslim nations women are re-veiling on their own. In others, women resist the enforcement of such practices. We will examine the various perspectives, interpretations and practices relating to Hijab in the Muslim world with respect to politics, religion, feminism, culture, new wave of women converts and the phenomenon of “Islamic fashion” as a marketing tool.    

Prerequisites:  Upper Division Standing

Texts

Readers Packet. Sold at Speedway Copy Center/ Dobie Mall

1- Faegheh Shirazi. The Veil Unveiled: Hijab in Modern Culture. University Press of Florida, 2001, 2003

2- Fatima Mernissi. The Veil And The Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation Of Women's Rights In Islam (Paperback)

Grading

Active participation (assigned article with discussion question) 10%, Regular Class Attendance 5%, 3 quizzes (Lowest grade will be dropped) 20%, Midterm Exam 30%, Final Research Paper 20%, and Oral Presentation %15

MEL 321 • Sacred & Ceremonl Textiles

41890 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 103
(also listed as ANT 324L, R S 358, TXA 365, WGS 340)

From the birth to death textiles, clothing, and other material culture affects our daily lives. The communicative power of textiles and other types of material objects reflects both the everyday and ceremonial lives of people in a society. Although this course focuses on textiles and material objects indigenous to the Islamic world, some examples of non-Muslim communities will be included to draw a comparison. An attempt will be made to shed light on the culture of various Islamic societies. The study of the social and historical background of a community is essential for the interpretation of meanings and symbolism associated with textiles and other elements of material objects. Such a study will be combined in the course with topics like ceremonial gatherings; ceremonial textiles; adornment (jewelry, tattoos, body-painting); body modifications (piercing and body-reshaping); and the role of material objects in public and private celebrations. One of the areas which material objects represent relates to practices of rituals, taboos, and rotes of passage in the societies, which can be traced to the pre Islamic era. Muslim communities in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East will be the primary focus of the course, and an attempt will be made to trace the common origins of ritual practices and their representation as a result to of diffusion and contact with other regional practices. Course presentations will be supported by videos, slide show and various material objects.

Texts

Reader packet.

Grading

In Class presentations 15%

Attendance/ & participation 10%

First Exam 35%

Second Exam 40%

MEL 380 • Gend/Cloth/Ident In Muslim Soc

41925 • Fall 2014
Meets TH 2:00PM-5:00PM BEN 1.106
(also listed as ANS 391, MES 386, WGS 393)

Course Description: This graduate seminar examines aspects of the cultural and social significance of clothing and gender relationship in contemporary Middle Eastern Muslim and other Muslim communities. Although the main focus of the course is placed upon the Muslim cultures, some examples of non-Muslim communities will be examined for comparative purposes. This course explores such issues as the role of sexuality and clothing in shaping male and female identities and relations,; clothing as an indicator of social status and group affiliation; religious and political forces behind dress codes and clothing restrictions; debates regarding clothing, especially in the light of the Islamic resurgence; and the commercialization of veils and Islamic dress in recent times. Students will be introduced to theoretical approaches to the study of clothing and its functions, such as the various theories on the origins of clothing, and the ways in which they can be applied to Muslim societies.

Texts

Reader packet to be determined.

Grading

Class participation 10%

Two research papers and/or development of proposal (each) 25%

Class presentations and summary assignments 20%

One or two book reviews 20%

ISL 373 • Gender And Art In Muslim World

42170 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CLA 0.104
(also listed as ANS 372, MEL 321, MES 342, R S 358, WGS 340)

This course is a survey of the development of Islamic art (inclusive of most expressive, and creative art forms) in the Muslim societies from the earliest to the present time with a focus on gender and contemporary artistic issues. Topics will include: gender and gender identities; art patronage, Orientalism, themes of power; and their influential roles in form and express formation, the dominant artistic traditions before and after 1900, the loss of traditional aesthetics due to Western influence, and the re-emergence of calligraphic art as an expression of “Universal Muslim Identity”, and themes of artistic expressions as it is related to current world events (war, occupation of land, and religious resurgence).

The Discussions incorporate analysis of historical, political, social & economical factors that gave rise to aesthetic changes in the regional cultures.  Selected biographical data on some of the most influential traditional and modern Muslim artists will be discussed, to provide a basis for the appreciation of the artistic works and the important roles played by the artists in regards to the theme of “Gender”, in both the traditional and the contemporary Muslim societies. 

Text: Reader Packets

Requirements: Upper Division Standing

Grading:

Attendance:                              5%

Active Class participation        5%

Short quizzes                           20%

Class Presentation                   20%

First Exam                               25%

Second Exam                          25% 

MES 386 • Rdngs In Contemp Prs Pol Wrtng

42640 • Spring 2014
Meets W 11:00AM-2:00PM CAL 422
(also listed as PRS 384C)

This is a graduate level seminar with the goal of preparing students to read, discuss, think, and write in Persian in the area of political writings inclusive of both fiction and non-fiction materials.The readings will contain a variety of articles covering a wide variety of subject matters in order to meet the needs and interest of individual student. In particular, the course will focus on the published political writings of post World War II, up to the present. The course will be conducted almost entirely in Persian.Pre-requisites: Graduate Student Standing, and at least three hours of Upper-Division coursework in Persian.Requirements: Weekly readings, class discussion, and presentations (all in Persian), an article translation, and a final research paper (10-15 pages).Texts

A reader’s course packet. All the texts are in Persian.GradingClass Participation             30%Final Long Paper            40%Translation of Article            30%

 

ISL 372 • Muslim Women In Politics

42085 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM PAR 301
(also listed as ANT 324L, R S 358, WGS 340)

There has been a religious resurgence since the 1970s, and Islam has come to play a significant role in the world. Despite the restrictions placed on women by the religious authorities, the most unexpected effect of this religious renaissance is the overwhelming political participation of many Muslim women at different leves in their respective cultures. While a large number of Muslim women are winning elections in many countries, in general, women's rights are still an issue in the Muslim world. Since the beginning of recorded Islamic history, Muslim women with political influence have held political offices and positions of leadership. At the same time, we know that in some Muslim nations the rights of women are limited, and their participation as public servants is almost impossible. In both of these cases, Islam is given as the key rationale for participation or lack of participation of women in their society. Both Quranic and hadith commentators vary as to whether women's political participation is a correct interpretation of religious imperatives.Debate about the religious legitimacy of Muslim women and their participation in politics ae the themes of this course. We will study and discuss the historical developments and debates about both religious and cultural perspectives that affect hte role of Muslim women in politics. We will study important Muslim women who have held or hold important political positions or influential positions in NGOs or as political activists and grassroot leaders. In addition, we will also study issues on gender, ethnicity, culture, and faith that impact Muslim women's political participation and how Muslim women constitute themselves as social and political actors as a result of their interactions within the structural frameworks and political cutlures.

Texts

Readers packets prepared by the instructor

Grading

Attendance  5%

Active participation 10%

4 quizzes (lowest grade dropped) 30%

Exam 1  25%

Exam 2  30%

ISL 373 • Graffiti/Poster Art: Islm Wrld

42100 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM PHR 2.114
(also listed as ANT 324L, MES 342, R S 358, WGS 340)

Too many portrayals of Islamic societies are treated as superficially as the issues involving the hijab and veiling. Among the hip and the fashionable, the religious fronts and political systems in contemporary Muslim societies (particularly in the Middle East and North Africa), a complex and complicated phenomenon has been developing for decades:  the “art of the wall,” namely, graffiti and poster art.

Poster art and graffiti are employed by various groups within the Islamic world to project their ideas through the mediums of photography, video, the film of documentary makers, the paint and ink of professionals, anonymous or amateur designers and artists to record the political and social events within urban areas. Such visual records depicting aspects of everyday life give voice to the people living and working within the Muslim world. An observer can see acts of rebellion as the anonymous young population in Muslim societies experiments with ways to test the limits of freedom. This is done with creativity and often with courage, which may cause concern to the political systems ruling over people whose freedom of speech and action are limited.

In this course, the students are introduced to a common and general principle of Islam, followed by a study of differences in culture and linguistic background of the people in lands of a Muslim majority. The major part of the semester is devoted to analysis and studying graffiti and poster art as it relates to social and political events unfolding. It is expected that the students become interested and learn that the interpretation of today’s Muslim youth through popular culture, expressed in the art and work of talented people manifesting their identities and personal expression about the world around them, provides a valuable access to learning and getting closer to the cultures that may seem strange, illogical, or somewhat hostile to the principles of “Western democracy.” This is an opportunity for us to look at the body and soul of people of ancient civilizations and of a recent troubled history with high hopes for a bright future from the perspective of those from the inside looking out.

Texts:

Reader packets TBD

Grading:

TBD

ISL 373 • Gender And Art In Muslim World

41485 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM WAG 420
(also listed as MEL 321, MES 342, R S 358, WGS 340)

This course is a survey of the development of Islamic art (inclusive of most expressive, and creative art forms) in the Muslim societies from the earliest to the present time with a focus on gender and contemporary artistic issues. Topics will include: gender and gender identities; art patronage, Orientalism, themes of power; and their influential roles in form and express formation, the dominant artistic traditions before and after 1900, the loss of traditional aesthetics due to Western influence, and the re-emergence of calligraphic art as an expression of “Universal Muslim Identity”, and themes of artistic expressions as it is related to current world events (war, occupation of land, and religious resurgence). Discussions incorporate analysis of historical, political, social & economical factors that gave rise to aesthetic changes in the regional cultures. Selected biographical data on some of the most influential traditional & modern Muslim artists will be discussed, to provide a basis for the appreciation of the artistic works and the important roles played by the artists in regards to the theme of “Gender”, in both the traditional & the contemporary Muslim societies.

Text: Reader Packets

Requirements: Upper Division Standing

ISL 372 • Muslim Women In Politics

41540 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 1
(also listed as WGS 340)

Course Description

There has been a religious resurgence since the 1970s, and Islam has come to play a significant role in the world.  Despite the restrictions placed on women by the religious authorities, the most unexpected effect of this religious renaissance is the overwhelming political participation of many Muslim women at different levels in their respective cultures.  While a large number of Muslim women are winning elections in many countries, in general, women's rights are still an issue in the Muslim world.

Since the beginning of recorded Islamic history, Muslim women with political influence have held political offices and positions of leadership. At the same time, we know that in some Muslim nations the rights of women are limited, and their participation as public servants is almost impossible. In both of these cases, Islam is given as the key rationale  for participation or lack of participation of women in their society. Both Quranic and hadith commentators vary as to whether women’s political participation is a correct interpretation of religious imperatives.

Debate about the religious legitimacy of Muslim women and their participation in politics are the themes of this course. We will study and discuss the historical developments and debates about both religious and cultural perspectives that affect the role of Muslim women in politics. We will study important Muslim women who have held or hold important political positions or influential positions in NGOs or as political activists and grassroot leaders. In addition, we also will study issues on gender, ethnicity, culture, and faith that impact Muslim women’s political participation and how Muslim women constitute themselves as social and political actors as a result of their interactions within the structural frameworks and political cultures.

 

Texts

Readers Packets prepared by the Instructor

 

Grading & Requirements

Attendance   5%

Active Participation (blackboard/Class)  20%

2 quizzes       20%

Midterm paper         25%

Final paper   30%     

PRS 322L • Intermediate Persian II

41910 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 2.118

PRS 322L is an intermediate Persian language course which continues to focus on increasing proficiency in the four basic language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) in Persian, as well as developing increased skills and cultural literacy. Students should expect extensive reading as well as practice in self-expression through writing, both of which require approximately three hours of outside preparation for each class. Our teaching philosophy is based on the communicative approach that consists of student-centered, performance-based, and context-oriented language teaching. Therefore, participation is an integral part of the class. You must speak Persian in the class at all times unless given explicit permission by the instructor to use English. Not open to native speakers or heritage learners of Persian.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

1. Speak at length about familiar topics in Modern Persian,

2. Understand complex texts on familiar topics, especially those from news media and on-line sources,

3. Understand authentic materials by identifying the main ideas and focusing on the information within reach,

4. Listen to short news excerpts and comprehend the main points,

5. Writing essays and critically engage topics related to the class,

6. Pronounce Persian words with accuracy,

7. A broader understanding of how to engage in the historical and cultural

contexts in which Persian is used, and

8. Expanded your languge capabilities and skills for life-long learning.

 

Course Materials

To be provided by instructor.

 

Course Requirements and Grading

Attendance & Participation 15%

Weeklywritingassignments 30%

Assigment Corrections 10%

Periodical Quizes (3x) 15%

Presentations (2x) 10%

Final Exam Project 15%

Oral Profeciency Test 5%

May vary by instructor each semester.

 

ISL 372 • Sacred & Ceremonl Textiles

41460 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM WAG 201
(also listed as ANS 372, ANT 324L, MES 328, R S 358, TXA 355, WGS 340)

From the birth to death textiles, clothing, and other material culture affects our daily lives. The communicative power of textiles and other types of material objects reflects both the everyday and ceremonial lives of people in a society. Although this course focuses on textiles and material objects indigenous to the Islamic world, some examples of non-Muslim communities will be included to draw a comparison. An attempt will be made to shed light on the culture of various Islamic societies. The study of the social and historical background of a community is essential for the interpretation of meanings and symbolism associated with textiles and other elements of material objects. Such a study will be combined in the course with topics like ceremonial gatherings; ceremonial textiles; adornment (jewelry, tattoos, body-painting); body modifications (piercing and body-reshaping); and the role of material objects in public and private celebrations. Full course description to be provided by the instructor. 

 

Texts

To be provided by instructor. 

 

Grading

To be provided by instructor. 

ISL 372 • Veiling In The Muslim World

41925 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 1
(also listed as ANS 372, MES 322K, R S 358, WGS 340)

Veiling In The Muslim World

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MES 381 • Gend/Cloth/Ident In Muslim Soc

42205 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM MEZ 1.104
(also listed as ANS 384, R S 383)

Gend/Cloth/Ident In Muslim Soc

ISL 372 • Gender And Art In Muslim World

41515 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM WAG 420
(also listed as MES 322K, R S 358, WGS 340)

This course is a survey of the development of Islamic art (inclusive of most expressive, and creative art forms) in the Muslim societies from the earliest to the present time with a focus on gender and contemporary artistic issues. Topics will include: gender and gender identities; art patronage, Orientalism, themes of power; and their influential roles in form and express formation, the dominant artistic traditions before and after 1900, the loss of traditional aesthetics due to Western influence, and the re-emergence of calligraphic art as an expression of “Universal Muslim Identity”, and themes of artistic expressions as it is related to current world events (war, occupation of land, and religious resurgence). Discussions incorporate analysis of historical, political, social & economical factors that gave rise to aesthetic changes in the regional cultures. Selected biographical data on some of the most influential traditional & modern Muslim artists will be discussed, to provide a basis for the appreciation of the artistic works and the important roles played by the artists in regards to the theme of “Gender”, in both the traditional & the contemporary Muslim societies. 

Possible Texts:

Readers’ packets

 

ANS 372 • Veiling In Muslim World-W

31040 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM JES A203A

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Muslim Women: Past/Pres I

31150 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM WEL 2.256

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 384 • Women In Scripture

31215 • Fall 2009
Meets W 2:00PM-5:00PM JES A205A

Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian culture and society.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Sacred & Ceremonl Textiles

30559 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM GAR 3.116

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Veiling In Muslim World-W

31230 • Spring 2008
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM GAR 0.120

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 384 • Women In Scripture

31295 • Spring 2008
Meets T 9:30AM-12:30PM PAR 210

Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian culture and society.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 384 • Gend/Cloth/Ident In Muslim Soc

31720 • Fall 2007
Meets T 9:30AM-12:30PM WEL 3.422

Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian culture and society.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Gender And Art In Muslim World

30590 • Spring 2007
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM WEL 3.402

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 384 • Women In Scripture

30705 • Spring 2007
Meets W 2:00PM-5:00PM PAR 8A

Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian culture and society.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Sacred & Ceremonl Textiles

31225 • Fall 2006
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.204

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 384 • Gend/Cloth/Ident In Muslim Soc

31295 • Fall 2006
Meets W 9:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.104

Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian culture and society.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Muslim Women: Past/Pres I

29205 • Fall 2005
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM MEZ 1.120

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Veiling In Muslim World-W

29242 • Fall 2005
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM GAR 5

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 391 • Gend/Cloth/Ident In Muslim Soc

28485 • Spring 2005
Meets W 9:00AM-12:00PM UTC 4.114

Study of various subjects with Asian studies-related content.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Some topics are offered on the letter-grade basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 372 • Muslim Women: Past/Pres II

29000 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM PAR 301

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 384 • Gend/Cloth/Ident In Muslim Soc

27365 • Spring 2004
Meets W 9:00AM-12:00PM UTC 4.114

Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian culture and society.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Muslim Women: Past/Pres I

27610 • Fall 2003
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM PAR 203

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Veiling In Muslim World-W

27640 • Fall 2003
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM PAR 203

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

WGS F340 • Veiling In The Muslim World

89448 • Summer 2003
Meets MTWTHF 8:30AM-10:00AM PAR 301

Varies by topic

ANS 372 • Muslim Women: Past/Pres II

26825 • Spring 2003
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM BUR 130

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 384 • Gend/Cloth/Ident In Muslim Soc

26945 • Spring 2003
Meets W 9:00AM-12:00PM PAR 8B

Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian culture and society.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Muslim Women: Past/Pres I

27355 • Fall 2002
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM GAR 215

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Veiling In Muslim World-W

27390 • Fall 2002
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM GAR 309

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Muslim Women, Past And Present

27765 • Fall 2001
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM RAS 310

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Veiling In Muslim World-W

27815 • Fall 2001
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM RAS 313A

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Veiling In Muslim World-W

27920 • Fall 2000
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM RAS 313A

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

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