Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Aug 03, 2020  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARAB 6654 - Arab Minority Voices

Spring. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: ARAB 1203  or permission of instructor. Co-meets with ARAB 3654 . Students may wish to take this class in conjunction with NES 3655 .

D. Starr.

In this course, we will read authentic Arabic texts by and about minorities in the Arab world. We will begin with short fiction and poetry that reflects on relations between Muslims, Christians, and Jews beginning in the 20th century. We will also discuss articles and essays about contemporary minority-majority relations. Possible topics include: exploring the roots of the referendum on independence of Iraqi Kurdistan in Fall 2017; and discussing the extent to which the war in Yemen should be considered a sectarian Sunni-Shica conflict. This course is designed to aid students in improving their reading skills in Arabic.

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