Human Rights in Islam

AMES450S

Islamic conceptions of human rights, beginning with early formulations of key concepts like freedom and equality during the Arab “awakening” or Nahda and continuing to Islamic conceptions of rights after WWII and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Special attention to how women’s rights and women’s emancipation became key points of dispute between the West and the Islamic world. How ideas of the human and humanity (and its “rights”) are constructed, especially within the humanities. One course.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

RELIGION450S
ICS450S

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, CZ, EI