The kufiyyeh is a cotton headdress originally worn by Arabs in different countries to protect them from the sand and direct sun exposure.
Tabbouleh’s popularity as ethnic food was brought by the spread of Middle Eastern cuisines and the discovery of the Mediterranean diet’s health benefits.
Women’s rights and female empowerment are global issues. In the Arab world, activists engage in this international struggle by working at the local and national levels to improve the place of women in Arab societies.
In this module, we investigate transnational social issues in the Arab World through literature and graphic art. These issues include: refugees and refugee camps, fleeing violence, immigration, cultural challenges for immigrants, studying abroad, and making choices about where and how to live one’s life.