NELC 2241

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Traditional housing in Morocco

The Middle East Close-Up: People, Cultures, Societies

Dr. Morgan Liu

What is life in the Middle East today like? How are deep traditions and religious faith lived out in places like Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, or Turkey? How does family & community life give us insight into big questions of politics, societal problems, global trends, and terrorism? We will be acquainted with the region through ethnographic (cultural anthropology) articles, one book, newspaper articles, and films that provide fascinating windows on different life worlds. Students of all majors welcome. Knowledge of foreign languages are not needed.

Fall 2020
Class time & Location: 112:45-2:05 T/R - Online - Class # 22479

GE cultures and ideas AND diversity global studies course