This course is designed to introduce students to the diverse backgrounds across the vast and immensely rich panorama of the Arab World. It will give students a better understanding of the Arab World and the Arabic-speaking countries by introducing them to major current events and developments in these countries from the diversified political and social to cultural aspects. Topics include a historical overview of the Arab people, Arab World contemporary life, family and social life, Arabic customs and traditions, and multicultural aspects of Arabic society. Besides, topics ranging from visual arts, music, to cinema, cultural tourism, food, fashion, and education will also be covered.
Medium of instruction: English
No previous knowledge of Arabic is required.