MIDEAST 275 - Introduction to Arab-American Studies
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Students will explore questions such as: What are the historical circumstances that have shaped Arab immigration to the U.S.? Where do Arab Americans “fit” within the U.S.' racial classification system? What is anti-Arab racism? How has it shifted throughout Arab American history? How did September 11th impact Arab American communities? What are the cultural forms that Arab immigrants have inherited from their homelands and reproduced in the U.S.? What is the relationship between socioeconomic class and cultural identity among Arab Americans? How have Arab Americans used the arts for cultural and political expression? What is the significance of religious affiliation to Arab American identity formation? How has U.S. foreign policy impacted Arab American histories and experiences? This course explores questions such as these in an interdisciplinary context, focusing on anthropological, historical & literary materials.

Course Requirements:

  • Short writing assignments, midterm exam, final group project.
  • Active discussion in class: Students must demonstrate that they have engaged in the readings, participate in group exercises, and meet with the instructor at least one time during office hours.
All assignments will be completed asynchronously. Students will need full access to Canvas and Zoom.

Intended Audience:

First-year students and sophomores, plus any student interested in Arab-American studies.

Class Format:

The weekly lectures for this course will be recorded and available for asynchronous access. Weekly discussion sections will alternate between asynchronous online discussion posts and synchronous video conference conversations.

Schedule

MIDEAST 275 - Introduction to Arab-American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
23278
Open
1
 
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TBA
Note: The weekly lectures for this course will be recorded and available for asynchronous access.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
23280
Closed
0
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: This section will be held remotely (online) during the designated times in the LSA Course Guide.
003 (DIS)
 In Person
23282
Closed
0
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: This section will be held remotely (online) during the designated times in the LSA Course Guide.
004 (DIS)
 In Person
23284
Open
1
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: This section will be held remotely (online) during the designated times in the LSA Course Guide.
005 (DIS)
 In Person
32208
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: This section will be held remotely (online) during the designated times in the LSA Course Guide.
006 (DIS)
 In Person
32210
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: This section will be held remotely (online) during the designated times in the LSA Course Guide.
007 (DIS)
 In Person
32212
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: This section will be held remotely (online) during the designated times in the LSA Course Guide.

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