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Portrait of the Arabs
Dr. Silvia Marsans-Sakly
Welcome to the online version of your library instruction class for HIST 2281 with Dr. Marsans-Sakly. This guide is meant for you to use throughout your course. If you have any questions after our in-person class, please feel free to contact the reference staff (see box to the right).
This interdisciplinary course provides a broad introduction to Arab culture and society in the past and present, using novels, poetry, films, and scholarly studies to investigate contemporary issues and their relationship to a complex historical legacy. Topics include the formation of Arab identity; the relationship of city and countryside; women and the family; literature; the arts and architecture; and nation building.