Cultures and Societies of the World: Asia and the Middle East

CLDV203 (Liberal Arts) Cultures and Societies of the World: Asia and the Middle East 3 hrs. 3 crs. Study of the major post WW II demographic, geo-political and societal changes in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Middle East. Exploration of the philosophical, historical origins and development of the regions, with emphasis on Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and other religious traditions. Consideration of contemporary cultural values, beliefs, mores, religions and family structure. The impact of urbanization and industrialization on caste, gender, race and class. An introduction to literary and artistic expressions and contributions with special attention to women writers. Preq: CLDV 101 or CLDV 100; ENG 125.

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