An examination of the relationship between language, society and identity in North Africa and the Arabic-speaking Middle East from the dawn of Islam to the contemporary period. Topics include processes of Arabization and Islamization, the role of Arabic in pan-Arab identity; language conflict in the colonial and postcolonial periods; ideologies of gender and language among others.
Same as AFSC30H3
Asia and Africa Area
Any B-level course in African Studies, Linguistics, History, or Women's and Gender Studies