Class explores women’s education
Published: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 12:05
This fall a new course will be offered in Modern Languages and Culture called Women and Education in the Arab World.
It is cross-listed under the departments of foreign cultures in English, education and human development, and women and gender studies.
The course is pertinent to contemporary issues, discussing women and progress in gender roles in various Arab countries. It will explore the increase in the availability of education to females in Arab countries.
The course will offer a look at many of the obstacles that still stand between women and access to education in the Arab world.
The class fulfills a liberal arts credit, and the contemporary issues and perspectives on women requirements.
The hybrid course, taught by professor Manar A. Sabry, will offer a look at the culture of women’s education in Arab nations.
Students will take a look at the interesting circumstances of women and education in Middle-Eastern countries.
Many Arab cultures are perceived to be staunchly patriarchal and male dominated, even though some cultures have shown a rise in the enrollment of women in schools.
One of the goals of the new course will be to examine this duality more in-depth. Education is not the only limitation of women in these cultures.
Women and Education in the Arab World will also explore some of the other cultural, social and economic obstacles that women in Arab countries face.
This new course will offer Brockport students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of such a unique, and perhaps perplexing, culture dynamic.
There are ten seats available for enrollment in the course. Cross-listed as WMS/EDI 458/458, the class will be held 2 to 3:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.