ARAB 395 - Special Topics in Arabic Literature and Culture
Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ARAB 211 or instructor consent. Conducted in Arabic. An advanced seminar on a particular author, period, or genre. Topics may include Arab Short Stories, Classical Arabic Poetry, Travelogues in Arabic Literature, Arabic Pop Culture and Music, and Arabic Media. The subject changes annually. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.
Winter 2019, ARAB 395A-01: Special Topics in Arab Literature and Culture: Arabic Music and Politics (3). Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ARAB 211 or instructor consent. Conducted in Arabic. This introduction to music from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) explores the role of music and the performed, spoken word as an instrument of social and political change in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Students listen to songs written in all registers of Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic and the various dialects) and read selected literary pieces, editorials, and news reports. Abdelmonem.
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