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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2009


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Course Description

In this course we will examine the historical, political, social, and economic factors that have contributed to the formation of modern day Lebanon. We will also analyze the transformations Lebanon has experienced politically, culturally, and socially due to the constant strife it has experienced since its formation. The course will be run as a seminar in which students are responsible for discussing, analyzing the assigned readings in class and in their weekly written commentaries. All readings, discussions, and writing assignments will be conducted in Arabic to help students progress further toward Superior proficiency in Arabic.

Grading Policy

Preparation & class participation 25% Weekly reaction papers in Arabic 40% Contribution to discussion on Blackboard 10% Final Paper 25%.


Salibi, Kamal: Bayt bi-manaazil Kathiira Ibrahim, Suncalla: Bayruut Bayruut (novel) Qasir, Samir: Taariikh Bayruut


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