Sep 22, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SYE 4503 - Middle East

Hours: 4
This course seeks to lead students into an exposure and understanding of the complexities of Middle East cultures in today’s world. It will go beyond cursory understandings of a region outside the western hemisphere by challenging students’ knowledge and relation to societies other than their own. The course will be naturally interdisciplinary and inclusive of many fields of study, including religion and philosophy, environmental science, political science, economics, art history, archaeology, anthropology and sociology, foreign languages, geography, history, literature, and music. This class will include three days of intense consciencitization on campus, followed by fourteen days of travel and engagement in social and cultural awareness in the chosen Middle East country, and then four days of synthesis and reflection back on campus that will focus on how a transformation of knowledge will lead to future calls to action.
Notes: International travel required; extra fee required.