Curricular

In addition to the exhibits, film screenings, and the March 2014 “Arts of Revolution” conference, there are a number of AY 2013-14 courses that include a focus on the relationships between artistic expression and revolution. SPRING 2014 offerings include:

ARAB SPRING REVOLUTIONS (Arab Spring Syllabus 2014)

Examines mass protest movements that topple autocratic leaders in the Arab World. Studies causes, dynamics, and pattern of authoritarian breakdown and transition in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Syria. Questions include: What is driving sudden protest movements? Why now? How important is role of youths and new technologies of communication? What does religion have to do with these movements? Why have Arab republics been more vulnerable? Are Arab monarchies (Jordan, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia) really immune? Instructor: Maghraoui and McLarney

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH

Small collaborative research projects of faculty with graduate and undergraduate students. Close mentoring of students. Training in methods of cultural analysis and interpretation. Projects developed in conjunction with ongoing faculty initiatives. Students will present their research in the form of a term paper or some equivalent medium. Funding available to support students’ research. Consent of Director of Undergraduate Studies required. Instructor: Staff

FALL 2013 course offerings included:
AMES 201S: Cinema of Conflict (Profs. miriam cooke and Shai Ginsburg)
AMES 225: Egypt: Mother of the World (Prof. Ellen McLarney)
AMES 325: Islamic Awakening (Prof. Ellen McLarney)