Revolution: The Arab World

AMES629

Revolution in the Middle East and the Arab world, with focus on Tunis, Syria, and Egypt: revolution in theory and practice; studying events as they unfold in real time; histories of revolution in the region; democratic mobilization against authoritarian regimes; religion and revolution; media, social media, and social change; the poetics of politics; graffiti art; and women’s political action. Graduate level includes readings and research in Arabic, or any other primary source readings in original language of graduate students’ area of specialty, more extensive theoretical readings, a substantive research paper, and regular group meetings with instructors to discuss extra readings. One course / 3 units.