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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

AR 411 - Millennials in the Middle East

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Headlines about female oppression, war, and terrorism in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) dominate the press in today’s media. We come away with the simplified impression that this represents the only way of growing up in the MENA region. This course invites cadets to critically analyze these stereotypes by examining the lives of our MENA millennial counterparts. In this class we investigate topics such as youth activities, dating, and employment prospects to name a few. We draw on documentaries, comic books, novels, and YouTube to explore the daily lives of young people in the MENA region. We explore this content not in Modern Standard Arabic, but in vernacular Arabic in both written and visual/audio forms. Prerequisite(s): AR 202