Spring 2023 Middle East UN3331 section 001

URBAN SPACE & CONFLICT IN MIDDLE EAST

URBAN SPACE&CONFLICT MID EAST

Call Number 15109
Day & Time
Location
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
602 Northwest Corner Building
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Khatchig Mouradian
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
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 31 students (30 max) as of 3:06PM Friday, July 12, 2024
Status Full
Subject Middle East
Number UN3331
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20231MDES3331W001