AMAS 330 - Camels, Kabobs, and Kahlil Gibran: Arab American Cultural Studies
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Requirements & Distribution:
Lab Fee:
Enforced Prerequisites:
Not available to students who have completed AMCULT 311 (topics #19 or #34) or ARABAM 311 (topics #1 or #5) when taught with the topic "Camels, Kabobs, and Kahlil Gibran: Arab American Cultural Studies.".
May not be repeated for credit.
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Camels, Kabobs, and Kahlil Gibran will investigate Arab American cultural identity through the objects, events, and institutions that have helped to create and maintain Arab American “culture” since the late 19th century. Some of the driving questions of the course will be: Is there a specific Arab American “Arabness”? Why is ethnic food an important area of analysis? How do Arab American artists and institutions define and produce Arabness? How and why does Arab American cultural identity change. This course fulfills the Race and Ethnicity Requirement.

The course will include a visit to the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, MI, as well as museums on campus in Ann Arbor.

Course Requirements:

  • The course requires regular participation in lectures and discussion sections, timely completion of reading and writing assignments.
  • There are two formal written assignments, in the form of personal essays (5-7 pages) that allow you to engage directly with course materials and apply them to experiences outside of the classroom.
  • There will be two short answer essay exams, which will be completed asynchronously and submitted to Canvas during a specified time frame.
  • Discussion section will require consistent attendance and participation.


AMAS 330 - Camels, Kabobs, and Kahlil Gibran: Arab American Cultural Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
Tu 5:00PM - 8:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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