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GEOG 498 Geographies of the Middle East

Critical analysis of economic, social, and political development and processes defining the modern Middle East region.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
GEOG 498 101Seminar1 Wed9:0012:00

The foundational lens of GEOG 498 is in understanding the Middle East region in terms of broader societal processes beyond what Western media portrayals. A central component of the course to engage students in varying aspects of life and social-cultural processes within but also beyond the Middle East. Vancouver is home to a diverse population of people who have a connection to a part of the Middle East, and hence a wealth of knowledge for engagement. Students will have the opportunity to explore this relationship and misperceptions presented in main stream media by engaging with different community partners in the Greater Vancouver Area that have a connection or work with people with a connection to the Middle East, or by creating their own podcast that tackles misinformation on an as and ~

pect of social-cultural processes in the Middle East.