Refugee Lives: Violence, Culture, and Identity

Course Number: 
DOCST 321S.01
Course Instructor: 
Tu: Staff
Th: Maha Houssami
Th: Nancy Kalow
Location: 
Tu: Franklin Center 230, Th: Franklin Center 028
Days and Times: 
Tu 1:25 p.m. - 2:40 p.m., Th 1:25 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
Normal
Course Level: 
Intermediate
Crosslisting(s): 
AMES 320S.01

Examines how writers, artists and filmmakers represent the ways in which Palestinians, Syrians, Iraqis, Sudanese and Egyptians have become refugees and their adaptation strategies to new, harsh circumstances both in and outside the Arab world. Discusses government and non-governmental organizations that have worked with Arab refugees since 1948. Explores the role played by refugees in constructing national identity and consciousness.