Topics in Near Eastern Cultures


Arab citizens in Israel are caught between civic inclusion and national exclusion. This indigenous ethnonational minority is eligible on the one hand to equal civic rights while suffering on the other hand from policies and practices that prioritize Jewish citizens. In this course, we will examine this complex case of state-minority relations, through constructs of citizenship, politics, and society. We will discuss the ways in which this minority is constructed by the state, as we engage with current events. Students will apply frameworks studied in class to current news items, critique the news, and create news by writing their own opinion pieces.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; BU IS; AS HUM; AS LCD; AS SD I; FA HUM; AR HUM

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Topics in Near Eastern Cultures
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