Understanding the Arab Spring|
|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 different countries with differing trajectories. The outcomes of its various 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: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Special Attributes: FYI, FYS|
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
Lin Noueihad & Alex Warren, THE BATTLE FOR THE ARAB SPRING
Assia Djeber, FANTASIA: AN ALGERIAN CAVALCADE
Hanan al-Shaykh, BEIRUT BLUES
Naguib Mahfouz, MIDAQ ALLEY
Sinan Antoon, I'JAM: AN IRAQI RHAPSODY
Alaa Al Aswany, THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING
|Examination and Assignments: |
There will be 6 short essays (2-3 pages) on the assigned readings and a final 10-page case study of an individual Arab nation. Students will be assigned as discussion leaders for specific sessions. Students will have two obligatory meetings with professor outside of class to discuss their written work. Each student will give a ten-minute oral presentation to the class on their final project. Attendance at all scheduled class meetings is mandatory.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
THIS SECTION IS A FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (FYS) CLASS.
|Instructor(s): Masters,Bruce A. Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK412; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|