Africa in the Middle East - 02
ARB 0091 - 02
From histories of the Indian Ocean slave trade to the movements of merchants, musicians, scholars, and laborers, Africa and the Middle East are intimately connected. Today, we can see this entangling in the Afro-Palestinian community of Jerusalem, the musical traditions of Oman, or the Ethiopian migrant workers of Lebanon. Even if we separate the continent of Africa from the countries surrounding the Arabian peninsula - easier to do on a two-dimensional map than in reality - when it comes to life on the ground, the boundary quickly disintegrates. This course will take us through history (19th century onwards) into contemporary political and cultural life to think about the complex presence of Africa in the Middle East. In doing so, we seek to undo the idea of territorially-bound regions in the first place. Cross-listed as AFR 47-03
Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree – 3.0 GPA; Registration for this course will open on 9/1/2019, please click the 'notify me' button above and we will let you know when it opens.
Instructor Approval: Not required
Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply
Refund Policy: For-Credit 3+ Weeks
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