Cognitive Science 1: Syllabus for Spring 2010

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Islamic and Middle Eastern Law: Syllabus for Spring 2011
Professor
Andrea Büchler
Email: [email protected]
Office hours: Mondays 1 – 2pm
Lectures
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10.00-12:40, Room 134, Boalt Hall School of Law
From 1/10 to 16/3/2010
Grading
Description
Paper or final exam
Class participation
Short presentation in class
Points
55%
15%
30%
1. All exams will be a mix of short answer and essay questions drawing on material from
required readings and lectures.
2. Materials, updates on the syllabus, course calendar, slides and other pointers will be
posted at bSpace as soon as possible.
3. Classes start at 10 minutes past the hour.
4. Misconduct: Please read the following link which includes information about the
University Policy on Cheating or Plagiarism. http://wwwbsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/~pister/etc/Cheating.htm
5. Contact the instructor for accommodation of religious beliefs, disabilities, and other
special circumstances.
Material
Please acquire an English translation of the Quran and bring it to classes. Recommendation:
‘ABDULLAH YUSUF ‘ALI, The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an.
Islamic and Middle Eastern Law: Syllabus for Spring 2011
Syllabus and Lecture Schedule
Lecture
Section
Topics
Lecture 1
10/1
Theoretical Foundations
Introduction, the historical and
political context, the main
messages of Islam and the five
pillars of Islam
Lecture 2
12/1
Theoretical Foundations
Sources of Islamic law
Lecture 3
19/1
Theoretical Foundations
The early development of Islamic
law, the tafsir and Islamic schools
of legal thought, methods of
exegesis
Lecture 4
24/1
Theoretical Foundations
The development of Islamic law
Lecture 5
26/1
Personal Status Law
Islamic family law – family law
of the Middle East: Marriage
Lecture 6
31/1
Lecture 7
2/2
Personal Status Law
Islamic family law – family law
of the Middle East: Divorce
Islamic family law – family law
of the Middle East: Children
up to the present time and the
relationship between Islamic law
and national legal orders,
developments in constitutional
law
Personal Status Law
Readings/
Materials
ESPOSITO
AL-FADLI ´
AN-NAWAWĪ’S
Hadith
COULSON
KAMALI
Optional
Reading:
MALLAT
OUSSAMA
ZUBAIDA
Egyptian
Constitution
PEARL/MENSKI
ZULFICAR
Egyptian
Personal
Status Law
Tunesian
Personal
Status Law
Syrian
Personal
Status Law
Personal
Status Law of
Yemen
PEARL/MENSKI
PEARL/MENSKI
BÜCHLER/LATIF/
KUTLIEV
Islamic and Middle Eastern Law: Syllabus for Spring 2011
Lecture 8
7/2
Personal Status Law
Lecture 9
9/2
Lecture 10
14/2
Criminal Law
Lecture 11
16/2
Other Fields of Law
Lecture 12
Date and
time to be
determined
Iran
Lecture 13
23/2
Human Rights and Islam
Lecture 14
28/2
Human Rights and Islam
Lecture 15
2/3
Perspectives: Contemporary
Approaches and Discourses
Lecture 16
7/3
Perspectives: Contemporary
Approaches and Discourses
Criminal Law
Islamic inheritance law –
inheritance law of the Middle
East
Islamic criminal law – criminal
law in the Middle East
Islamic criminal law – criminal
law in the Middle East
Basic concepts of medical law,
contract law, finance and
banking law
Iranian political and judicial
system, Iranian constitutional,
family and criminal law;
movie: Divorce Iranian Style
Introduction, fields of
tensions, freedom of religion,
gender equality, freedom of
opinion and expression, life
and bodily integrity
Concepts and Documents of
“Islamic Human Rights”
Movements, contemporary
Muslim Intellectuals
KHAN
BASSIOUNI
Pakistan
hodood
ordinance
Iranian
Constitution
Iranian Civil
Code
Iranian Penal
Code
BADERIN
AN-NA’IM
KORAYATEM
Universal
Declaration of
Human Rights
Cairo
Declaration on
Human Rights
in Islam
Arab Charter
on Human
Rights
TAJI-FAROUKI
ARABI
AN’NAIM
SAEED
KURZMAN
MODIRZADEH
NAJJAR
ABUZAYD
WADUD
Islamic and Middle Eastern Law: Syllabus for Spring 2011
Lecture 17
9/3
Lecture 18
14/3
Democracy, Development,
Political Islam
Islamic Law in the West
Lecture 19
16/3
Islamic Law in the West
Lecture 20
Date to be
determined
Review/Finals
REHMAN
The Moroccan
Family Code
(Moudawana)
ABU-LUGHOD
Introduction, movie: Divorce
Shari’a Style, the European
discourse
International private law, legal
pluralism, arbitration
BÜCHLER
FOURNIER
QURAISHI /
SYEED-MILLER

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