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INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-365
Topics in Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture: Middle East (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics focusing on issues of identity, race, gender, and culture in the Middle East. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-260.

SISU-365
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture: Middle East (3)

Identity and Politics in the Middle East

This course discusses the sources of identity in Middle Eastern countries, including tribalism, nationalism, and political Islam. It also employs other theoretical lenses such as Orientalism to understand state-society relations in the region and analyze some of its most pressing problems. The class addresses issues related to minorities, gender, youth problems, and political change.

SISU-365
002
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture: Middle East (3)

The World of Islam

The inner dynamic of Islamic culture and an inside look at the workings of Islamic society, a society seen as a whole with its own characteristic inner force and propellant. Original readings illustrating the Islamic paradigm and discussion of the complex relationship among reform, renewal, and fundamentalism stemming from this paradigm.