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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

ANTH 253 Modern Mideast Art and Culture

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This course considers the artistic, socio-cultural, and historic context of contemporary visual, literary, and performing arts from Morocco to Afghanistan. Through an examination of the lives and work of selected contemporary filmmakers, illustrators, writers/poets, musicians and painters, we will touch on the intellectual and artistic traditions underlying their work. Also considered will be how they are affected by issues such as secularism and religious fundamentalism, political struggles, war and exile, women’s rights, and the impact of the West.

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or general elective requirement.