University Honors ProgramUniversity of Cincinnati

University Honors Program

Arab American Society, Literature and Culture

Spring semester 2013 honors seminar
ARAB3011, #701206. Meets TR 2:00-3:20pm.

**The weekend study tour component of this class has been canceled, but the class will still run.**

The course introduces students to the history and structure of the Arab-American community in the United States. Critical, anthropological, sociological, and literary readings will be discussed from the perspective of important social issues such as gender, class, race, marginality, identity, ethnicity, discrimination, assimilation, representation, alienation, and otherness, to encourage students to reflect on the social diversity of experience and to think critically about social issues in the United States from the perspective provided by the Arab-American response to the American vision and experience.

Through close reading, discussion, and writing assignments, students will think critically about social issues in the United States from the perspective provided by the Arab-American response to the American vision and experience. An overall objective of the course, therefore, is to encourage students to reflect on the social diversity of experience, to think beyond the language and codes of their own culture, and to appreciate and articulate, using newly acquired writing skills and terminology, other points of world-view.

Weekend Study Tour Itinerary

The weekend study tour that had been planned has been canceled. The class will run as a regular class without the study tour.

Questions?

Contact Dr. Frederic Cadora (frederic.cadora@uc.edu) or Debbie Brawn (debbie.brawn@uc.edu).