Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

HUM 295-02 - Special Topic: Social Change in Middle East Cinema

4 credits (Fall)
This course invites students to explore how modern aesthetic forms such as cinema coming from the East critiques rigid social realities as it strives to imagine modern social experiences, thereby pushing boundaries towards social change. By chronologically examining selected Arabic, Turkish, Persians, and Hebrew films in colonial and post-colonial contexts, we will explore how film as art reveals the nature of social myth and the role public intellectuals play in perpetuating or challenging that myth. Course is taught in English. 

Prerequisite: Second-semester standing.
Note: Plus-2 option available. Foreign Language Option available in Arabic for course only.
Instructor: Abdelfattah