UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Dubai
USD Intersession Program
Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is rather like an independent city-state and is the most modern and progressive emirate in the UAE, where the tourism and trade sectors have been developing at an unbelievable pace. The city of Dubai is situated on a coastal strip bordered by desert. Dubai proximity to Europe and most parts of the Middle East, the Near East, and the subcontinent of India, has made Dubai a hub for for shopping, sunbathing, fine dining, and sporting events. Dubai also has the largest immigrant population in the world. It is a city of superlatives: for the fastest, biggest, tallest, largest and highest, Dubai is the destination.
ARAB 294: Arabic Literature in Translation in Dubai
Professor Randa Jad-Moussa
This course focuses on the contemporary cultures and societies of the Arab world. Its objective is to develop an understanding of the political, social, and religious realities of the modern Arab world through literature. The class will provide an overview of the role that modernization and globalization play in shaping these realities. A selection of contemporary Arabic literature will be read in English translation, including poetry, short stories, novels, and plays. Current socio-cultural change in the Arab world will be highlighted with an emphasis on topics such as tradition, gender relations, and cultural pluralism. Cultural nuances are introduced and learned through interaction with a variety of multi-media material of videos, podcasts, reading material and still photos.
This three-week faculty-led program is open to all majors and fulfills Literature core credit. This course does not fulfill core language credit. Students will enroll in three units of coursework during this program.
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