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ARBC6670

Contemporary Arab Society

Aspects of Contemporary Arab Society

This is an introduction to modern Arab society focusing on Arab Renaissance Era (Nahdah). This period witnessed the struggle for independence for many Arab states and their ties with Europe and other neighboring countries. It was also the time during which several cultural and religious movements emerged and many scholarly works were developed and produced. Students explore diversified works through which they understand the special relevance of earlier periods to contemporary Middle East and Arab social, cultural and aesthetic issues. These works will include history, art, media, and popular cultures. The course also addresses issues related to the current changes in the Middle East and the political and socioeconomic impact of Arab Spring on the future of the region.
Subject:
Arabic
Department:
Arabic
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections

Summer 2012

ARBC6670A-L12 Lecture (Youssef)