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1170. Women's Writing in the Contemporary Arab World

Also offered as: WGSS 1170

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Fiction and non-fiction by women writers from the Arab world. Texts include feminist texts, literary texts, and popular fiction, in addition to films based on literary writings and works from the visual arts. Taught in English. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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1170W. Women's Contemporary Writing in the Arab World

Also offered as: WGSS 1170W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

An exploration of feminist texts, literary texts, and popular fiction. Topics may include: the role of women’s writing from the nineteenth century to the present in public life; women’s writing in social and political movements such as the Arab Spring; the intersectionality of class, race, gender, and nation in Arabic literature; and the unique challenges faced by Arab women writers. Taught in English. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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1211. Introduction to Islam

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the study of Islam as an intellectual and lived religious tradition. Revelation, literature, aesthetics, philosophy, theology, and law in relation to faith practices in diverse Muslim societies across time. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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2200. Arabic Cinema

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Arabic films from Morocco to the Levant. Topics include identity, gender, war and displacement, Islamic heritage, pluralism, decolonization, terrorism, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Taught in English.

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3000. Classical Arabic

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ARAB 1114 or instructor consent

Grading Basis: Graded

Review of Arabic grammar through Qur'an and literary texts. Practice in translation and composition leading to command of idioms and vocabulary. Taught in English and Arabic.

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3293. Foreign Study

1.00 - 15.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. Consent of department head required, normally to be granted before the student's departure

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3295. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change of topic, may be repeated for credit.

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3298. Variable Topics

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary

Grading Basis: Graded

Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

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3299. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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3710. Islamic Art History

Also offered as: ARTH 3710, HIST 3710

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

A survey of the arts associated with Islam from the life of Muhammad in the seventh century through the early modern period, with an emphasis upon the Middle East, North Africa, and the Iberian Peninsula. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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3710W. Islamic Art History

Also offered as: ARTH 3710W, HIST 3710W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

A survey of the arts associated with Islam from the life of Muhammad in the seventh century through the early modern period, with an emphasis upon the Middle East, North Africa, and the Iberian Peninsula. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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