AWST-225 Arab Societies FA3 (3)

This course examines what constitutes Arab societies and who makes the determination. It introduces students to the twenty-two nations of the Arab world in critical historical and sociological perspective. Themes covered include politics, economics, religion, gender and sexuality, intellectual trends, and media depictions. Comparisons between countries, both macro and micro, are emphasized throughout the course, illustrating the diversity of the region and the construction of identity in socio-historical context. AU Core Habits of Mind: Socio-Historical Inquiry. Usually Offered: fall and spring.

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