AMCULT 215 - Introduction to Arab-American Studies
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Lab Fee:
26.00
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

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.


The course also includes a trip to the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, MI.

Course Requirements:

Students will complete two short writing assignments (~3 pages), as well as a take-home midterm and take-home final exam.


Students are expected to be prepared for lecture and active participate in discussion sections.

Intended Audience:

The course is designed for first and second year students, but is open to any student interested in Arab American history and culture.

Schedule

AMCULT 215 - Introduction to Arab-American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
18844
Open
17
 
33
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
19225
Open
4
 
10
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
19226
Open
2
 
4
Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
19977
Open
7
 
7
Th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
28209
Open
1
 
5
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
28210
Closed
0
 
3
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
28211
Open
3
 
4
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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