Oct 23, 2018  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue []

LASS 953 - Middle Eastern Art and Culture

3 credits
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.

Prerequisites LACR*102 or LACR*103