Jordan: Modernization and Social Change

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Jordan: Modernization and Social Change

On this program you will consider the impact of Palestinian, Iraqi, and Syrian immigrants and refugees, who now make up more than two thirds of Jordan’s population, on the nation’s society and economy. Examine the role of Jordan as a peace broker in the region and the effects of diplomacy and international relations in conflict resolution. You will learn or greatly advance your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Modern Standard Arabic. You will consider the program’s themes from a comparative perspective during an excursion to the United Arab Emirates. Please visit our website for more information.

Subjects

  • Arabic
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Near And Middle Eastern Language Literature And Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Social Sciences
  • Refugee Studies
  • Political Science
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Interreligious / Interethnic Relations

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Ghana: Africa in the 21st Century

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Key Topics of Study
  • The ways in which Africa is represented in mainstream discourse
  • New and emerging technologies in Ghana and how they are impacting Ghana’s social landscapes
  • Technologies such as social media and money apps, solar energy, and rural and urban water supply systems
  • The impact of new technologies on livelihoods in rural vs. urban Ghana
  • Processes that are simultaneously facilitating and inhibiting technological application
  • How class structure in Ghana is changing and the processes that are driving this change
  • How changing class structure is transforming Accra’s spatial formations and use of public space
  • Changing gender relations and the status of women
  • The ways in which contemporary global power relations are implicated in constructing discourses of despair about Africa and elsewhere

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