Spring 2023 Middle East GR6237 section 001

Sharia Texts

Call Number 15345
Day & Time
W 4:10pm-6:00pm
101 Knox Hall
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 3 students (25 max) as of 9:12PM Friday, December 1, 2023
Subject Middle East
Number GR6237
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20231MDES6237G001