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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SS 4715M - Middle Eastern Culture

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course provides an overview of the various cultural aspects of contemporary Middle Eastern societies. Of particular importance will be the role of Islam as a religious, social, and cultural system among the various ethnicities and societies in the Middle East. Also examined will be the economic systems of nomadic and pastoral groups, agriculturalists, and modern urban dwellers; kinship, marriage and the family; women in Middle Eastern societies; and political systems in the Middle East. (prereq: none) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the various societies and cultures of the Middle East and particularly how Islam shapes many facets of that culture
  • Describe how Islam has shaped and continues to shape the status of women in Islamic society

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • None

Dr. Patrick Jung

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