Religion and Civil Society in the Arab World

AMES526A

Examine how the Arab world is embodied in world system of the 21st century. Learn the specific accents that inform its citizens and shape its prospects locally, regionally and internationally. Examine how the major Abrahamic traditions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – had their historical origins in the eastern Mediterranean world, and how they continue to have adherents that populate the region and challenge the modern notion of citizenship. Explore how the current uprising reflects the challenges of reconciling local aspirations with global forces. Class content is similar to AMES326A with added reading materials, meeting hours and assignments. STUDY ABROAD: Duke in the Arab World. One course / 3 units.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

RELIGION526A

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, CZ, EI