MENA 354. Middle Eastern & North African Studies: An Area Studies Seminar. 3 Hours.
The area studies approach makes sure the political, geographical, historical, anthropological and religious influences of the Middle East/North African region will be explored throughout the course. The religion of Islam will be explored through its engagement in particular places and spaces. Students will differentiate between how the politics and cultural context of one place directly influence the way Islam is practiced in, for example, the Gulf as opposed to Turkey. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Cultures and Peoples requirements for graduation.
The program in Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENA) offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Middle East and North Africa. This is an area studies approach to non-western cultures and peoples. Drawing on courses in Art History, English, Government, History, Religion, and other disciplines, the program encourages students to learn about the history, culture, politics and languages of the Middle East and North Africa.
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