RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Winter 2019, Section 003 - Art and Conflict in the Middle East, 1900-Present
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

How do artists respond to the socio-political events of their past/present/potential future? How does conflict shape the kind of work artists are able to make? How does art thrive under systems of oppression or in times of war? This course examines how art and artists have documented and responded to conflict and its aftermath in the Middle East in the modern and contemporary eras. We will investigate artists and works (both from the Middle East and the cultures who have interacted with the region in conflict) including artist responses to the post-Ottoman era and colonialism in the Middle East, the Nakba and establishment of the state of Israel, civil wars in Lebanon and Syria, the Iran-Iraq War, both Gulf Wars, the Arab Spring, and responses to domestic/local conflicts within the region. Students will develop skills in visual analysis, critical thinking, and academic writing. These skills will be demonstrated through in-class work, reading responses, an in-class presentation, and a final research paper on an artist, work, or conflict/socio-political event of the student’s choice. No prior knowledge of the Middle East or its history or of art history required.

Schedule

RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
31587
Open
7
4RC Ugrd
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M 8:00PM - 10:00PM
W 7:00PM - 10:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
24733
Open
1
2Jr>
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W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
31675
Open
10
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
20976
Closed
0
1RC Ugrd
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
26202
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
31865
Open
8
 
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W 5:30PM - 8:30PM
007 (SEM)
 In Person
19678
Open
26
9RC Ugrd
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TuTh 3:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
32584
Open
2
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
25016
Open
23
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
25263
Open
16
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
011 (SEM)
 In Person
26440
Open
8
 
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F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
012 (SEM)
 In Person
36127
Open
7
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
M 7:00PM - 10:00PM
013 (SEM)
 In Person
26785
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM

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