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Middle Eastern Studies 24, Section 1
Current Events in the Middle East (1 unit, P/NP)
Professor Emily Gottreich
Monday 2:00-3:00, 340 Stephens Hall, Class number: 22194

This seminar will ask students to engage with Middle Eastern and North African political, cultural, and environmental issues as presented in the media. Those who are enrolled will be required to read The New York Times and select online news sources each week and identify current Middle East-related news to present to their peers for discussion. Differing perspectives on the news, especially academic approaches to and understandings of specific events, will be of particular interest. Students should expect vigorous engagement and critical thinking.  

Professor Gottreich is Chair of both the undergraduate major in Middle Eastern Studies and the Center for Eastern Studies. She specializes in North African history.

Faculty web site: http://cmes.berkeley.edu/people/admin-faculty/profile-emily-gottreich

"There is a bit of work, but the knowledge that a student will obtain from this seminar is enormous." - student in spring 2015 seminar

"I learned to think more critically about news - where it comes from, potential bias, etc." - student in spring 2015 seminar
Freshman and Sophomore Seminars are co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Division
of the College of Letters & Science and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.
For further information about the program,
contact Alix Schwartz (alix@berkeley.edu / 642-8378).

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