Courses

AAST 238 - Intro to Lit: Arab American

This course in an introduction to Arab American literature, its historical and cultural contexts and contemporary relevance. Topics will include the literary and cultural productions of Arab immigrants, their transnational vision, and explorations of such concepts as home, memory and identity; the literary, dramatic and poetic responses of Arab American writers to 9/11 and the ongoing the war on terror; the role Arab American literature in offering different versions of Arab and Arab American lives and experiences from the one circulated in mainstream media, Hollywood cinema and culture.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

CASL - Administration Department

Course Attributes: Lower Division


AAST 267 - Arab & Arab American Workshop

The Arab and Arab American Writers Workshop is a creative writing workshop focusing on poetry and fiction. Students will explore Arab American literature, writers, and themes. Students are expected to work on their own manuscripts as well as critique outside readings. The workshop will be conducted under the guidance of Arab and Arab American faculty and is open to all students.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

CASL - Administration Department

Course Attributes: Lower Division


AAST 3150 - Intro to Arab American Studies

This course explores the local, national, and global conditions through which Arab American identity and its alternatives take shape. It introduces students to humanities and social science approaches to the field of Arab American Studies.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

CASL - Administration Department

Course Attributes: Upper Division


AAST 3634 - History of Islam in the US

This course traces the long history of Islam and of Muslims in the United States (1730s-present), paying careful attention to the interaction among Muslims across the dividing lines of race, gender, immigrant generations, sect, political orientation, and class, and between Muslims and other Americans.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

CASL - Administration Department

Course Attributes: Upper Division

AAST 3676 - Arab Americans Since 1890

This is a survey of immigration from the Arab Middle East from 1890 to the present. Readings from available scholarship, discussions, and reports facilitate exploring the Arabic-speaking immigrantsí early and recent experiences as part of U.S. society, including settlement, work, worship, military service, leisure, intellectual life, and primary and formal affiliations across the U.S.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

CASL - Administration Department

Course Attributes: Upper Division

AAST 381 - Intro to Postcolonial Studies

This course offers a general introduction to Postcolonial Studies - a field of cultural inquiry that questions how personal identity (specifically race, language, and ethnicity) shapes, and is shaped by, the politics of colonization and nationalism. Students will clarify the subject of Postcolonial Studies by examining a variety of cultural and linguistic objects (literature, film, TV-journalism, slave- and middle-passage-narrative, and political manifesto) from a variety of cultural perspectives (Arab American, Anglo-Indian, West African, and Caribbean).
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

CASL - Administration Department

Course Attributes: Migration and Diasporas, Upper Division

AAST 390 - Topics in Arab American Study

Examination of various topics dealing with Arab American Studies. Titles will change according to content and schedule of classes. Course may be repeated for credit when specific topic differs. (OC).
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

CASL - Administration Department

Course Attributes: Upper Division

AAST 4677 - Arab American Identity

Extensive discussions and critical analysis of the main markers of Arab American identity formation from late nineteenth century to present. This seminar provides in-depth assessments of immigrant narratives from various sources and disciplinary approaches on specific racial, ethnic, and gender experiences within the larger U.S. context. Additional assignments distinguish the graduate version of this course from the undergraduate version.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

CASL - Administration Department

Course Attributes: Upper Division


AAST 4678 - Middle Eastern Diasporas in Europe and the Americas

This course explores the diasporas of Arabs, Turks, Assyrians, and Iranians living in Europe and the Americas that have occurred since the 1880s. It pays careful attention to how "aspects of diaspora" shape, mimic, transect, and undermine the political and economic regimes of which they are part. The reception of Middle Eastern communities in different national contexts and historical periods receive special attention as do their adaptive strategies as religious, ethnic, gendered, and racialized minorities.


AAST 473 - Arab American Women Writers

This course examines the literary and cultural contributions of Arab and Arab American women novelists, poets, filmmakers and artists to the development and consolidation of cultures of understanding and coexistence; explores the relations between, among others, citizenship and belonging, race and national security, gender and geographical mobility, and ethnic minorities and mainstream consciousness; stresses how literary and artistic productions of Arab and Arab American women writers and artists fosters alternative visions of socio-cultural coexistence, dialogue, and hospitality by means of technical and stylistic experimental and renovation. For graduate credit take AAST 573. Students cannot receive credit for both AAST 473 and AAST 573.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

CASL - Administration Department

Course Attributes: CASL Diversity, Upper Division


AAST 490 - Topics in Arab Amer Studies

The content of this course will vary. All courses which will run under this number will cover Arab American issues.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

CASL - Administration Department

Course Attributes: CASL Diversity, Upper Division


AAST 5677 - Arab American Identity

Extensive discussions and critical analysis of the main markers of Arab American identity formation from late nineteenth century to present. This seminar provides in-depth assessments of immigrant narratives from various sources and disciplinary approaches on specific racial, ethnic, and gender experiences within the larger U.S. context. Additional assignments distinguish the graduate version of this course from the undergraduate version.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

CASL - Administration Department


AAST 5678 Middle Eastern Diasporas in Europe and the Americas

This course explores the diasporas of Arabs, Turks, Assyrians, and Iranians living in Europe and the Americas that have occurred since the 1880s. It pays careful attention to how "aspects of diaspora" shape, mimic, transect, and undermine the political and economic regimes of which they are part. The reception of Middle Eastern communities in different national contexts and historical periods receive special attention as do their adaptive strategies as religious, ethnic, gendered, and racialized minorities. Those enrolled in the graduate level of the course pursue additional readings and assignments.


AAST 573 - Arab American Women Writers

Examines the literary and cultural contributions of Arab and Arab American women novelists, poets, and artists to the development and consolidation of the cultures of understanding and coexistence; explores the tensions between citizenship and belonging, race and the politics of fear, gender and geographical mobility, and ethnic minorities and mainstream consciousness; discerns how Arab women writers and artists retool their various artistic endeavors to channel socio-political disenchantment, critique and civil disobedience; stresses how literary and artistic productions of heterogeneous number of Arab American women writers and artists can indeed foster alternative visions of socio-cultural coexistence, dialogue, and hospitality via artistic commitments to technical and stylistic experimentation and renovation.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Rackham
Schedule Types: Lecture

CASL - Administration Department


AAST 590 - Topics in Arab Amer Studies

The content of this course will vary. All courses which will run under this number will cover Arab American issues. (OC)
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Rackham
Schedule Types: Seminar

CASL - Administration Department