Course: Jordan Immersion: Crossroads

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Materials for an immersion study abroad curriculum in Jordan.

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Comparative Arab & Western Philosophy Resources: 51

Students gain familiarity with the history of Arab thought via some examples and compare them with some key Western thinkers, and apply the ideas to political and social realities.

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Islam - the basics Resources: 26

Students understand the historical and textual bases of Islam, the credence given to each main source, and the main tenets that believers hold in common. They are also familiar with the main lines of disagreement within the religion.

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Homestay Management: Jordan Resources: 4

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Course Debrief Resources: 1

Students recall and gain perspective on each part of the course gone by.

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Gender, Sexuality and Code-switching Resources: 2

Students see themselves and their host community as products of cultural feedback cycles, and see that they have a range of choices in responding to expectations about gender and sexuality.

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History of Jordan: Bedouin Settlement Simulation Resources: 2

Students experience a model of the experience of moving from a stateless, nomadic lifestyle to settled people with a fragile relationship with the State.

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Colloquial Levantine Arabic Resources: 6

An efficient and effective course for speaking colloquially with Jordanians in a matter of days.

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