This course examines the ways in which the Middle East is covered and portrayed in both Western and non-Western media. It aims to broaden students' perspectives on a critical part of the world and to deepen their understanding of complex problems they read and hear about daily. By drawing on both contemporaneous and historical accounts, the course will encourage students to examine the diversity of views, each of them rooted in a different history and a different culture. The course will be taught in seminar fashion and will require substantial reading, not only in contemporary journalism but also history, religion, cultural studies and international relations. This course is writing intensive. Open to students in the third or fourth year of study. Counts toward Jewish Studies and Middle East Studies minors


4 sh

Course Types

Core Interdisciplinary Seminar; IGS: Middle East Regional Concentration; International Business Regional Area Course; Middle East Studies Elective; Jewish Studies Elective

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