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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Jan 17, 2018
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

ARAB 023. Identity and Culture in Arab Cinema

This course offers an in-depth study of the cultural politics and poetics of Arab Cinema.  Students will analyze and critique films produced in the 20th and 21st centuries from a variety of different periods, styles, and genres.  Through these films, the course will explore topics such as colonialism; ethnic, religious, and national identities; civil conflicts; oppression and censorship; gender and sexuality; poverty; and the rural and the urban.  Students will read critical essays and book chapters on the screened films and related themes.  This course is conducted entirely in Arabic.  Advanced knowledge of Arabic is required to successfully complete this course. 
Prerequisite: Three years of Arabic or the equivalent.
1 credit.
Eligible for ISLM
Spring 2018. Al-Masri.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Arabic  
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