MIDEAST 275 - Introduction to Arab-American Studies
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Students will explore questions such as: What are the historical circumstances that have shaped Arab immigration to the U.S.? Where do Arab Americans “fit” within the U.S.' racial classification system? What is anti-Arab racism? How has it shifted throughout Arab American history? How did September 11th impact Arab American communities? What are the cultural forms that Arab immigrants have inherited from their homelands and reproduced in the U.S.? What is the relationship between socioeconomic class and cultural identity among Arab Americans? How have Arab Americans used the arts for cultural and political expression? What is the significance of religious affiliation to Arab American identity formation? How has U.S. foreign policy impacted Arab American histories and experiences? This course explores questions such as these in an interdisciplinary context, focusing on anthropological, historical & literary materials.

Course Requirements:

  • Short writing assignments, midterm exam, final group project.
  • Active discussion in class: Students must demonstrate that they have engaged in the readings, participate in group exercises, and meet with the instructor at least one time during office hours.

Intended Audience:

First-year students and sophomores, plus any student interested in Arab-American studies.

MIDEAST 275 - Introduction to Arab-American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
23495
Open
6
 
18
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
23497
Open
1
2Y2
21Ugrd
11
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
23499
Open
4
1Y2
24Ugrd
6
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
23501
Open
1
 
24Ugrd
1
Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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