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ARAB 322 – Media in the Arab World: From TV and Film to Social Media

Media in the Arab world has undergone significant changes in recent times, with the emergence of new technologies, platforms, and voices across various mediums such as movies, newspapers, magazines, and social media. This course will introduce students to some of the main channels for the communication and expression of information in the Arab world today.

While television remains the most popular source of information – with channels such as Al-Jazeera even having an international audience – access to information has expanded to include online news websites and social media. Social media, in particular, has become an increasingly important source of information, especially among younger generations.

In this course, we will delve into the evolution and impact of media in the Arab world, exploring its role in shaping public opinion, identities, and narratives across different channels. We will look at movies, television series, and social media programs, as well as sources of traditional information, such as newspapers, magazines, and news broadcasts.

This course is open to students studying all levels of Arabic, but is particularly suited to students who have completed Intermediate Arabic as well as native speakers of Arabic.

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