Units of Study

ARIS3676 - Issues and Debates in Arab Culture Today

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Sahar Amer
Phone: +61 2 9351 6797
Email: sahar.amer@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit investigates how issues are debated in the contemporary Arab world, focusing on questions of pan-Arabism, the nation-state, regionalism and traditional loyalties, the Arabic language and cultural identity, history and attitudes to the past, 'authenticity', modernity, westernisation, attitudes to the West and the rest of the world, debates on secularism, 'neo-patriarchy', peace, progress, freedom, absenting and assertion of women's role, human rights, democracy, highlighting the role of intellectuals, the media and dynamics of public space in Arab countries.

Assessments

1x2400wd essay (40%), 1x presentation (equivalent to 1200wds) (20%), final exam or assignments (equivalent to 2400wds) (40%)

Classes

2x1-hr seminars/week

Prerequisites

ARIS1001 or ARIS1671

Prohibitions

ARIS2006

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm

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Seminar

       

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm

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Film 1

   

 

           

Film 2

 

 

           

Film 3

1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3
2 This class runs from Week 4 to Week 13
3 This Film Screening occurs once only on 27 August 2014

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