Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $220
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $242
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.
Syria is a country living a contemporary tragedy. Once known as a land of tolerance and the home to many ethnic minorities, the country has recently experienced years of fighting. The intention of this course is to shed light on some overlooked aspects of Syrian society, politics, history, archaeology, and culture. Time will also be devoted to understanding Syria’s Arab Spring and its devastating consequences.
Eight sessions. E - $220, L - $242
Riad Ismat is a prolific writer and director. In addition to authoring many books of literary and arts criticism, he has 18 plays and 7 television series to his credit. He has also won Deutsche Welle’s Prize for Best Arabic Short Story. He teaches at Northwestern University and Columbia College.
- There are no required materials for this class.
There is no reading assignment for the first class.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.