240197 VO Anthropology of the Middle East (2010W)
5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 24 - Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie
Students are expected to read assigned texts carefully and engage actively in class discussions. They are encouraged to evaluate articles critically, disagree with authors on some points, or contest the authors' theoretical or methodological conclusions. Students are expected to be able to form their own opinions without repeating arguments they have already heard.
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Upon completion of the course, students should be able to understand and analyze the nature and texture of Middle Eastern politics, cultures, and religion and its centrality in politics. It is hoped that the readings students will do and the class discussions of various issues of concern will lead to a better understanding of Middle Eastern cultures. Here it is important to note that the Middel East is currently undergoing enormous change. The course will, therefore, also focus on some recent historical and political developments which will affect the lives of Middle Easterners in a fundamental way.
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