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Fall 2021 Middle East GR6237 section 001
Sharia Texts

Call Number 10613
Day & Time
W 4:10pm-6:00pm
415 Schapiro [SCEP]
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Wael Hallaq
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This seminar aims to introduce graduate students to the major subfields making up the Sharīʿa system, both in its theoretical as well as practical and institutional manifestations. We will be dissecting representative texts from each genre, all in the Arabic original, ranging from works on the psychoepistemic foundations of the law, to legal theory, the judiciary and juridico-political practice, legal education, biographical constructions of authority, and economic and political management by the Sharīʿa. Theoretically, we will be drawing on historical and cultural anthropology, political theory, Critical Theory, the theories of the subject, and constitutional studies, among others. A reasonable success in this course will permit the student to comfortably specialize in any Sharīʿa subfield.
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 8 students (10 max) as of 9:07AM Sunday, November 28, 2021
Subject Middle East
Number GR6237
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20213MDES6237G001

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