4 Credit Hours
"We are young and we are powerful with our youth," claim the new generation of world citizens. How does youth spread its faith in living the truth and changing the lives of the oppressed? How did the youth of the world connect in the Middle East to free themselves from tyranny? This class will look closely at the clarity and energy that young people possess. Reading and writing about contrasting texts like THE ROOFTOPS OF TEHRAN by Mahbod Seraji and DOWN THE NILE by Rosemary Mahoney will prove fertile ground for discussion about what an Iranian youth does and what an American traveler sees. Other texts including fiction, nonfiction, and the poetry of Middle East writers (Egyptian and others) and American writers will be examined in depth in this course. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 121.