6: College of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Academic Information | Departments and Programs | Faculty

Afro-American and African Studies | Anthropology | Archaeology | Art | Asian and Middle Eastern
Asian Studies | Astronomy | Biology | Chemistry | Classics | Cognitive Science | Comparative Literature
Drama | Economics | English | Environmental Sciences | French | German | Government and Foreign Affairs
History | Latin American Studies | Linguistics | Mathematics | Medieval Studies
Middle East Studies | Music | Personal Skills | Philosophy | Physics | Political and Social Thought
Psychology | Religious Studies | Service Physical Education | Slavic | Sociology
Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese | Statistics | University Seminars | Women's Studies

Course Descriptions

Note   The following list includes courses which have content in Middle East Studies. Other courses may be substituted with the permission of the director of the program.

Middle East Studies

MEST 101 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to the Middle East

A survey course dealing with the languages, literatures, cultures, religions, and histories of the area. Offers a historical and topical examination of the different geographical regions covered in the Middle East.

MEST 496 (3) (Y)
Majors Seminar

Intended for Middle East Studies majors to be taken during their final year. An introduction to the study of Middle East as an interdisciplinary subject, utilizing methods in history and political science, anthropology and sociology, religion, and literature.

MEST 498, 499 - (1-3) (Y)
Independent Research

Languages

AMEL 493, 494 - (1-3) (SI)
Independent Study in Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

AMTR 301 - (3) (IR)
Men and Women of Asia and the Middle East

AMTR 311/511 - (3) (IR)
Women and Middle Eastern Literatures

ARAB 101, 102 - (4) (Y)
Elementary Arabic

ARAB 201, 202 - (4) (Y)
Intermediate Arabic

ARAB 225, 226 - (3) (IR)
Conversational Arabic

ARAB 227 - (3) (Y)
Culture and Society of the Contemporary Arab Middle East

ARAB 301/501, 302/502 - (3) (Y)
Readings in Literary Arabic

ARAB 323/523 - (3) (Y)
Arabic Conversation and Composition (in Arabic)

ARAB 324/524 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Arabic Conversation and Composition (in Arabic)

ARAB 493, 494 - (1-3) (Y)
Independent Study in Arabic

ARAB 528 - (3) (SI)
The History of the Arabic Language

ARAB 583, 584 - (3) (Y)
Topics in Arabic Prose

ARAB 585 - (3) (Y)
Media Arabic (in Arabic)

ARAB 586 - (3) (Y)
Nineteenth Century Arabic Prose

ARAB 701 - (3) (Y)
Modern Arabic Fiction (in Arabic)

ARAB 702 - (3) (Y)
Modern Arabic Drama (in Arabic)

ARAB 703 - (3) (Y)
Modern Arabic Poetry (in Arabic)

ARAB 783 - (3) (Y)
Readings in Arabic/Islamic Texts (in Arabic)

ARAB 801, 802 - (1-3) (IR)
Independent Study in Arabic

ARTR 329/529 - (3) (Y)
Modern Arabic Literature in Translation

ARTR 339 - (3) (Y)
Love, Alienation and Politics in the Contemporary Arabic Novel

PERS 101, 102 - (4) (E)
Introductory Persian

PERS 201, 202 - (4) (E)
Intermediate Persian

PERS 301/501, 302/502 - (3) (IR)
Readings in Modern Persian Poetry-Prose/Fiction

PERS 493, 494 - (1-3) (Y)
Independent Study in Persian

PERS 801, 802 - (1-3) (Y)
Independent Study in Persian

PETR 321, 521 - (3) (IR)
Classical Persian Literature in Translation

PETR 322, 522 - (3) (IR)
20th Century Persian Literature in Translation

RELJ 111, 112 - (4) (O)
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

TURK 521, 522 - (3) (IR)
Introduction to Turkish

History

HIME 100 - (3) (IR)
Introductory Seminar in Middle East History

HIME 201 - (4) (Y)
History of the Middle East and North Africa, ca. 570-ca. 1500

HIME 202 - (4) (Y)
History of the Middle East and North Africa, ca. 1550-Present

HIME 401 - (4) (Y)
Seminar in Middle East and North Africa History

HIME 402 - (4) (Y)
Colloquium in Middle East History

HIME 403 - (4) (Y)
Topics in Middle Eastern History

Religious Studies

RELC 328 - (3) (Y)
Eastern Christianity

RELI 207 - (3) (Y)
Classical Islam

RELI 208 - (3) (Y)
Islam in the Modern World

RELI 311 - (3) (E)
Muhammad and the Qur'an

RELI 312 - (3) (O)
Sufism

RELI 367 - (3) (E)
Religion and Politics in Islam

RELI 540 - (3) (Y)
Seminar in Islamic Theology

RELI 540C (3) (IR)
War and Peace in Islamic Tradition: A Comparative Ethics Approach

RELI 540D - (3) (IR)
Islamic Fundamentalism

RELJ 111, 112 - (4) (O)
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

RELJ 121 - (3) (Y)
Hebrew Scriptures

RELJ 201, 202 (3) (Y)
Advanced Readings in Biblical Hebrew

RELJ 203 - (3) (Y)
The Judaic Tradition

RELJ 301 - (3) (SI)
Modern Jewish Thought

RELJ 307 - (3) (E)
Modern Jewish Thought

RELJ 309 - (3) (E)
Israelite Prophecy

RELJ 322 - (3) (Y)
Judaism and Zionism

RELJ 330 - (3) (Y)
The Jewish Mystical Tradition

RELJ 331 - (3) (Y)
Jewish Law

RELJ 337 - (3) (Y)
Modern Movements in Judaism

RELJ 505 - (3) (SI)
Judaism in Antiquity

RELJ 529 - (3) (SI)
Seminar in Old Testament Studies

Government

GFCG 441 - (3) (Y)
Comparative Politics in the Middle East and North Africa

GFCG 541 - (3) (Y)
Democracy in Islam

GFIR 465 - (3) (Y)
International Relations in the Middle East

GFIR 765 - (3) (Y)
Middle East in World Affairs

Anthropology

ANTH 282 - (3) (Y)
Rise of Civilizations

ANTH 384 - (3) (Y)
Near Eastern Archaeology

ANTH 583 - (3) (Y)
Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

History of Art

ARTH 221 - (3) (Y)
Early Christian and Byzantine Art

ARTH 263 - (3) (IR)
Art of the Islamic World

ARTH 491 - (3) (IR)
Antioch and the Roman East

ARTH 522 - (3) (IR)
Byzantine Art


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