GE (Old): AH / GE (New): AH, OL, WC, WE
216 WELLMAN HALL
|Discussion||Day / Time||Room||CRN|
|Sec. A01||Wed 4:10-5:00pm||107 Wellman||63507|
|Sec. A02||Wed 5:10-6:00pm||107 Wellman||63508|
|Sec. A03||Thurs 4:10-5:00pm||125 Olson||63509|
|Sec. A04||Thurs 5:10-6:00pm||125 Olson||63510|
Sex, marriage and divorce are ubiquitous features of human societies. This course will consist of a comparative investigation of these phenomena across different religious traditions, time periods, and areas of the world. In the first two-thirds of the course, we will analyze how Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have conceived of the law, primarily by looking at how these religions regulated the institution of marriage and sexual activity. In the last third of the course, we will analyze how the emergence of modernity affected the way the law was conceived by the different religions. We will end the course by looking at how religion is involved in debates about family law in three different modern societies: Israel, the United States, and Egypt.