This course focuses on various forms of news media in the Arab world such as newspapers, magazines, television commercials, video clips, television serials, and news broadcasts. Discussion includes themes such as gender issues, globalization, the Palestinian crisis, reconstruction in Iraq, the rise of Islam, and education, as well as evaluation of cartoons, advertisements, comic strips, television serials, and films. Students are taught to analyze, criticize, and evaluate media images consciously. Presentations and compositions are among the requirements. Conducted in Arabic.
Satisfies a minor requirement in Arabic; cultural diversity requirement; Asian Studies Interdiciplinary Minor and International Studies Interdiciplinary Minor (Middle East sections); and Communication Studies Interdiciplinary Minor.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Literature distribution requirement.