Fall 2017 not offered
|Certificates: Middle Eastern Studies|
Beginning in January 2011, ordinary people across the Arab world began to demonstrate for change and the end of political regimes that had governed them for half a century. That revolution is still unfolding in various countries with differing trajectories. The outcomes of its manifestations are far from certain. This course explores the historical background to these developments through the use of selected Arabic novels and feature films to understand the social and political dilemmas that young Arabs faced and that gave rise to their political activism.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)
Assia Djeber, FANTASIA: AN ALGERIAN CAVALCADE ISBN 0-435-08621-9
Hanan al-Shaykh, BEIRUT BLUES ISBN 0-385-47382-6
Naguib Mahfouz, MIDAQ ALLEY ISBN 978-0-385-26476-1
Sinan Antoon, I'JAM: AN IRAQI RHAPSODY ISBN 978-0-87286-457-3
Alaa Al Aswany, THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING ISBN 978-0-06-087813-9
|Examinations and Assignments: |
There will be 8 short essays (2-3 pages) on the assigned readings. Students will be assigned as discussion leaders for specific sessions. Students will have an obligatory meeting with professor outside of class to discuss their written work. Attendance at all scheduled class meetings is mandatory.
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