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INTRUCTIONS You are required to carry out a review of academic sources on a specified topic within the study of Islam which will be made available to you during the course of the semester This review must include at least five literary sources aside from assigned readings such as scholarly articles or relevant chapters in academic books You are required to write a one-page review of each source and a two-page synthesis of all five literary sources which altogether should total at least seven pages Your review of each work should be analytic and accurately present the key arguments of the work Plagiarism will not be tolerated Please see the note on plagiarism below for more details This means that essays must cite sources correctly in accordance with scholarly conventions All citations should follow the Chicago Manual of Style and must appear as footnotes The literature review will be due on Wednesday December 4 2013 in print at the beginning of the lecture Late submissions will be penalized with a deduction of 10 per day and papers may not be accepted after one week It is important for you to contact me well in advance of the submission deadline if you are unable to submit your literature review on time A bibliography must be included at the end Further details regarding the expectations of the literature review will be discussed during the lecturesWOMEN AND GENDER IN ISLAMThe article Unveiling Students Perception about Women in Islam written by Lori Cohen and Leyna Peery talks about how their purpose as teachers was to change how the students today have the Western idea that women are oppressed in the Islam society and broaden their view In order to change their perceptions they are introduced to 6 stories all ranging through a variety of genres such as short stories essays graphic novels and film about successful women who are ideally the opposite of what these students have in mind
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