Contemporary Arab Cultures: Arts, Mass Media, Society
This course explores the intersecting political, artistic, and intellectual currents and practices that have shaped contemporary Arab cultures. It is organized as a survey of different cultural phenomena in the Arabic speaking region and Arab diasporas including: the Arabic language and its varieties, music, poetry, television & cinema, and migration. We will critically examine various meanings of the term “culture” and appreciate the diversity of ways that Arab cultures are defined. This course takes an active learning approach; we will cultivate a learning community that supports the dignity and intellectual development of each member and the whole. Taught in English.
Class time & Location: 3:55-5:15 T/R - Class # 22800 - TBD
GE Culture & Ideas Course; GE Diversity: Global Studies Course + Arabic Major/Minor Course