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Spring 2019 Middle East UN3331 section 001
URBAN SPACE & CONFLICT IN MIDDLE EAST
URBAN SPACE-CONFLICT MID EAST

Call Number 69647
Day & Time
Location
MW 1:10pm-2:25pm
413 Kent Hall
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Khatchig Mouradian
Type LECTURE
Course Description This course explores how civil war, revolution, militarization, mass violence, refugee crises, and terrorism impact urban spaces, and how city dwellers engage in urban resilience, negotiate and attempt to reclaim their right to the city. Through case studies of Beirut (1975-present), Baghdad (2003-present), Cairo (2011-present), Diyarbakir (1914-present), Aleppo (1914-present), and Jerusalem (1914-present), this course traces how urban life adjusted to destruction (and post-conflict reconstruction), violence, and anarchy; how neighborhoods were reshaped; and how local ethnic, religious, and political dynamics played out in these cities and metropolises. Relying on multi-disciplinary and post-disciplinary scholarship, and employing a wealth of audiovisual material, literary works, and interviews conducted by the instructor, the course scrutinizes how conflicts have impacted urban life in the Middle East, and how civilians react to, confront, and resist militarization in urban spaces.

 
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 41 students (60 max) as of 12:06AM Saturday, February 16, 2019
Subject Middle East
Number UN3331
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Columbia College, Barnard, General Studies, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, School of Professional Studies, Global Programs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20191MDES3331W001

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