COMP 403
Topics in Advanced Arabic I: Contemporary Arab Cinema Spring 2018
Division I
Cross-listed ARAB 401 / COMP 403
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The Arab world is a fascinating region with rich traditions and vibrant societies. Through an exploration of contemporary Arab cinema, this course will introduce you to issues in modern Arab societies that represent the diversity of the region as well as the shared concerns and challenges. We will analyze select movies and texts, exploring how Arab filmmakers represent social, political, and economic change and realities in their societies. Some topics include nationalism and national identity, gender identities, civil wars, religion, social justice, and the recent revolts. The course will be conducted in Arabic, and we will employ linguistic and paralinguistic analyses of the movies as a means to explore modern Arab thought and cultures.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: none
Expected: 5
Class#: 4010
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: essays, presentations, final paper, exam
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: ARAB 302
Distributions: Division I
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARAB
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ARAB 401 Division I COMP 403 Division I
Attributes: FMST Core Courses

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