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Islamic Law - 3 Credits
Advanced examination of research issues in the field of Islamic law. Topics will include modernity, gender, family law, Human Rights, The course aims to provide a basic understanding of the sources of Islamic Law, their interpretation, and of the 'Schools of Law' which predominate in the Muslim World. The case studies, in particular, aim to engage students to assess critically past and present understandings in the contexts of modernity, post-modernity, 'human rights', and social change.