Animal Rights Readings of the Quran

The first part of this course will examine the Quranic texts pertaining to non-human animals. The remainder of the course will examine the growing Muslim theological literature based in readings of the Quran that argue for an inter-species ethic of care and mutuality with all creatures and places Quranic intra-species ethics within the framework of an inter-species ethics. Pre-requisite readings will be announced and written assignments will be due four weeks after the course ends.