This subject will address critically the modern paradigms concerning women and gender roles within contemporary society. Developing arguments within a critical framework of an Islamic set of paradigms and values, it will take a fresh look at women in Islam by examining the status and role of women in scripture, exploring heroines in the mystic world, and discussing critically the authentic status of Muslim women in Islamic societies. The subject will address critically the conditions of women in both contemporary Islamic and non-Islamic cultures. In addition, Muslim feminists' viewpoints and arguments will also be considered within this subject.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.
Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ISL355 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.