Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil
5 sessions, 10 hours

This course goes beyond the popular stereotypes and western assumptions about gender relations among the world’s 1.7 billion
Muslims to explore the complex nature of women’s role in Islam across time and space, spanning 1,400 years and six continents. Through an investigation of historical Islamic pronouncements, extensive field observations, selected readings, discussion, films, and guest speakers, participants will develop a deeper understanding of the evolution and dynamics of women’s role within the greater Islamic milieu. A reading list will be provided during the first class.

Instructor: Linda Pappas Funsch is a specialist in modern Middle East studies and Islamic history. With a MA degree in Near
Eastern Studies from New York University, she has studied, worked, and traveled extensively throughout the region. A freelance writer and consultant, she has taught at both Hood College and Mount Saint Mary’s University. She is featured frequently at scholarly symposia throughout the Washington, DC area, including The World Bank, the World Affairs Council, Georgetown University, and the National Council on US-Arab Relations. Ms. Funsch has led two ILR-sponsored study visits to the Middle East region, including Egypt (2008) and Morocco (2013).

ILR399 Beyond the Veil
4-Digit Number: 8051
Tue , 2:30pm – 4:30pm, 4/10 – 5/8
Location: Sweadner Hall
Tuition: $40.00 Fee: $99.00 Total: $139.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only


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