ARAB 009P. First Year Seminar: Refuge: Resettled in Philadelphia

(Cross-listed with ENGL 009P )
The number of individuals displaced by persecution, war, or climate, who then seek refuge in another place, continues to grow. This course will explore the theme of refuge broadly-to cover various political, institutional, and cultural understandings of the term-but will specifically focus on the experiences of Philadelphia's Arabic-speaking community that has navigated the resettlement process. Students will analyze literature, artworks, films, and nonfiction texts that address the theme of refuge. We will explore broad topics such as: language, culture, and religion; race and ethnicity; war and militarism. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate directly with Philadelphia's Arabic-speaking community through a series of artist-led workshops that will explore the idea of a "sticky family" that is formed beyond national and linguistic boundaries. These workshops will result in a professionally-illustrated comic book. This course is conducted in English.
1 credit.
Eligible for ESCH. PEAC. GLBL-paired.
Fall 2023. Price, Smith.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Arabic  
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