New Topics Course in Arabic, Fall 2012

Contemporary Trends in Arabic Literature (in Translation)

Monday, March 12, 2012

This course focuses on the contemporary cultures and societies of the Arab world. Its objective is to develop an understanding of the political, social, and religious realities of the modern Arab world. The class will provide an overview of the role that modernization and globalization play in shaping these realities. Contemporary collection of Arabic literature in translation including poetry, short stories, novels and plays. Sociocultural change in the Arab world will be highlighted with emphasis on such topics as tradition, gender relations, and cultural pluralism.

The class and readings will be in English; no prior knowledge of Arabic is required.

Enrollment begins on April 2.  CRN: 2904     ARAB 294-01     M/W/F     11:15-12:10     Serra 209

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