CORE 170C - Islamic North Africa
This course surveys the varied ethno-national and religious identities and communities of Islamic North Africa, or “the Maghreb”: Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, and sometimes Libya, Western Sahara, and Mauritania. The course briefly surveys pre-modern Maghreb history from the 7th-century advance of Islam to 19th-century French colonialism. The course then focuses on the modern Maghreb from the colonial 19th century to the global 21st. Pursuing central CI themes, the course examines the region from “the natives’ point of view,” i.e., from North Africans’ perspectives on Islam and politics, European and American imperialism, authoritarianism and democracy, technological media, gender, and class. Central to this discussion are the recent Arab revolutions and their continuing aftermath.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Junior, Senior
Area of Inquiry: None
Liberal Arts CORE: Communities & Identities
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