2017-2018 University Catalogue 
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2017-2018 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CORE 183C - The Middle East

This course is a multi-disciplinary introduction both to the region conventionally referred to as the Middle East, and also to the academic discipline of Middle Eastern Studies. In other words, it is a study of the people, region, religion, history, and culture of the region and also about the politics of studying that region. One of the presuppositions in this course is that a careful, rigorous, and critical study of cultural studies can help one understand one’s own assumptions, presuppositions, etc. Among the topics the course examines are the multiple interpretations of religion, including sects within Islam, that exist in the region, a variety of cultural practices and various languages, and the effect of imperialism and colonialism on the area. Readings include what current native commentators are saying on cultural, economic, and social debates.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Junior, Senior
Area of Inquiry: None
Liberal Arts CORE: Communities & Identities

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