space Home space Courses space Schedules space Disciplines space Units spaceDownload: space Units


CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B

Information relevant to 2003 – Unit Details

Previous: Modern India till Independence Next: Independence and Revolution in Modern Asia

Islam, Law and Women – Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Enrolment code: HTA223/323

Offered: not offered in 2003

Special note: may be taken as a Women’s Studies unit

Unit description:

Explores the historical and contemporary situation of Muslim women in the specific context of the interplay of religion and law in Islam, with special reference to the vast Muslim world of South Asia. The region provides an excellent comparative framework to explore the problems of Muslim women, law and religion in the varying contexts of their secular and Islamic constitutions on the one hand, and democratic and authoritarian governments on the other. The explication of the general and theoretical issues concerning religion, law and women in Islam will be grounded on historical and empirical illustrations drawn largely from the three countries in this region – India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The raging controversies surrounding Muslim Personal Law and the issue of Uniform Civil Code in relation to women, including its underlying politics, will receive particular attention.

Staff Dr A Roy For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 History  
Mutual exclusions HMA244/344, HAF260/360  
Assessment mode 3,000-word essay (40%), tutorial performance (10%), 2-hr exam (50%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Majors: [Discipline and school information] History
Asian Studies
Women's Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
Previous: Modern India till Independence Next: Independence and Revolution in Modern Asia

Top of page 

Further information

On admission to the
Enquiries from outside
For general information on courses: enquiries from within

This page employs a stylesheet and is designed to be used with Netscape 4.7.

This page last updated on 3 April 2003.  Queries and Feedback concerning this site may be addressed to:

©  University of Tasmania, 2003.
Details shown above were correct at the time of publication. Every effort is made to keep this information up to date. However, the University reserves the right to alter or remove it at any time without notice.