Course Info: CSI-0279

CourseCSI-0279 Media and the Middle East
Long TitleMedia and the Middle East
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Meeting InfoFranklin Patterson Hall 107 on W from 1:00-3:50
FacultyOmar DahiüViveca Greene
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Additional InfoStudents are expected to spend at least six to eight hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time.

The global media landscape has undergone significant changes in just over a decade. In this course we examined how US and international media sources cover the Middle East. Some questions we explored are: how did US entertainment and news media respond to the attacks of 9/11? How do US media represent the daily lives and political struggles of Arabs and Muslims? What has been the political and social impact of Middle East-based channels with a global reach like Al Jazeera? How have new media influenced social movements as well as perceptions of historical events such as the Arab Uprisings? The course featured guest speakers, film screenings, and student presentations. Students were expected to keep up with a heavy reading load and to develop individualized research projects.