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The program’s thematic seminar introduces key aspects of modernization and social change in Jordan. Lectures and excursions introduce students to the critical issues in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a moderate Arab state confronting political responsibilities, modernization, social change, and the effects of regional conflicts and the ensuing refugee crisis. Issues surrounding gender and identity as well those of regulations, immigration, media, and religion are explored. The language course accommodates any level of Arabic language ability and includes a focus on Jordanian colloquial dialect.
The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term. The syllabi can be useful for students, faculty, and study abroad offices in assessing credit transfer. Read more about credit transfer.
Choose to take either the two thematic seminars and 3-credit Arabic language course or the first thematic seminar and 6-credit Arabic language course.
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