The target of this course is to provide an overview of the key topics in the study of gender in the Arab world. This course provides a gendered understanding of prevailing ideologies, social practices, and trends for students interested in Arab politics and culture. Students will be presented with readings ranging from history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and media studies. The course is taught entirely in Arabic.
Satisfies a minor requirement in Arabic; a major requirement in Gender Studies; cultural diversity requirement; Asian Studies concentration and International Studies concentration (Middle East sections); Communication Studies concentration; and Literary Studies, Creative Writing and Rhetoric distribution requirements.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Literature distribution requirement.
Arabic 202 or permission of instructor. (Spring 2015.)