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Sub CRSE Title
ARB 328 Gender & Sexuality in Syrian Television Drama
Prerequisites & Notes

ARB 202 or permission of instructor.

Instructor
Joubin

In this course, which is conducted entirely in Arabic, we will study how many Syrian screenwriters involved in pre-uprising television drama managed to question the very foundation of regime legitimacy. We will study how prior to the 2011, in order to achieve the goal of prompting critique and change, Syrian television drama used the lens of gender and sexuality as a major trope. Since the 2011 uprising, moreover, screenwriters have become more explicit and less reliant on gender metaphors for critique and political engagement. Those screenwriters outwardly embracing the regime narrative eschew politics in their gender constructions and instead focus on reform of societal norms. Throughout the course, we will use Youtube clips to examine debates among cultural producers on the direction of Syrian television drama since the uprising.

Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement.
Satisfies a major requirement in Arab Studies through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Satisfies a minor requirement in Arab Studies.
Satisfies an interdisciplinary minor requirement in Middle East Studies.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.

CIS 150 Revolutionary Literature & Politics
Prerequisites & Notes

Instructor
Rigger

Globalize your semester with a collaborative, comparative look into the history of two world-changing historical events:  the Russian Revolution (100 years old in October 2017) and Japan's 19th century Meiji Restoration.  While the material we will study comes from the past, the course will use cutting-edge digital tools borrowed from the information revolution that is reshaping our world today. 

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.

CIS 230 Special Topics Class (CIS 230-250)
Prerequisites & Notes

Instructor
Staff

Topics and course numbers announced in advance of registration.

CIS 330 Special Topics Seminar (CIS 330-350)
Prerequisites & Notes

Instructor
Staff

Topics and course numbers announced in advance of registration.

CIS 331 Applied Values Theory
Prerequisites & Notes

Instructor
Layman

Applied Values Theory

CIS 395 Independent Study
Prerequisites & Notes

Instructor
Staff

CIS 495 Thesis/Capstone
Prerequisites & Notes

(Fall)

Instructor
Lozada

Required weekly common meetings for all CIS majors.

CIS 496 Thesis/Capstone
Prerequisites & Notes

(Spring)

Instructor
Lozada

Required weekly common meetings for all CIS majors.