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2008-2009 University Catalogue 
2008-2009 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LAPI 824 - “Orientalism”: 19th Century European Eyes on the Middle East

The “Orient” (the land and its peoples included in the Ottoman Empire in the Near East, North Africa, Egypt, Palestine, and the Arabian peninsula) as seen by nineteenth century European travelers, artists, poets, adventures, wayfarers, do-gooders, soldiers, and colonial officials; i.e., “outsiders” in cultures they observed, imagined, marveled at, or exploited -sometimes all of them simultaneously -in their art.  The history and culture of nineteenth century colonial expansion is studied as is the modern discourse surrounding it.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: LACR 102 and LACR 210

Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs