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HIST 481 From Harem to the Streets: Gender in the Middle East, 1900-Present

HIST 481.  From Harem to the Streets: Gender in the Middle East, 1900-Present.  3 Credits.   H   

This reading-intensive seminar examines shifts in gender roles and expectations in the Middle East during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The course begins with the importance of harem within Middle Eastern society, and traces Middle Eastern women's increasingly public presence in national movements, feminist activism, and peace protests as well as the impact of Western standards of marriage, child-rearing, beauty, and sexuality on gender roles. The course uses primary and secondary sources to analyze how gender identity is informed by religion and culture and grounded in specific historical moments.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in History

History does not just narrate a sequence of past events. The practice of history examines change over time and tries to understand the forces that contributed to those changes. Historians are most interested in questions that begin by asking ‘why’ or ‘how.’ These questions demand complex answers about who we are, how we have come to where we are, and what forces have shaped humanity through time.

Accelerated Master of Arts in History

...1945 3 HIST 480 Travelers' Tales of the Middle East 3 HIST 481 From Harem...

Bachelor of Science in Education

...of Biology Laboratory 4 HIST 128 History of...Europe 1150-1750 GERM 481 Literature and Culture...

Bachelor of Arts in Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies

...Europe HIST 378 Beyond the Iron Curtain: Soviet Perspectives on the Cold War HIST 481...