Courses

Middle East Studies (MES) is an interdisciplinary concentration that draws upon courses offered by a distinguished core faculty in the humanities and the social sciences.  Regardless of one’s passions –whether history, religion, politics, culture, literature, modern media, philosophy or practices of everyday life– the Middle East is an ideal site for considering the diversity and complexity of the human experience.  A growing number of exciting courses, creative and relevant programming, and a steady stream of post-docs and visiting professors offer unparalleled opportunities for MES concentrators who wish to understand this region and to engage with a broad range of issues that affect our world.

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Understand the Middle East from several disciplinary perspectives
  • Acquire intermediate to advanced proficiency in Arabic or other Middle Eastern language
  • Take a required Middle East Studies Seminar and two foundational courses
  • Develop theoretical acumen in humanistic and social scientific research methods
  • Design a unique concentration based around a geographic region or critical question relating to the Middle East
  • Produce a significant piece of independent research

Requirements

Click here for a list of the Middle East Studies concentration requirements.


Middle East Studies Courses, 2013-14

2014 Fall MES Courses

MES1050-S01 Israel/Palestine: A Critical Lexicon
Primary Meeting: R 04:00 pm – 06:30 pm

MES1997B-S01 Visualizing the Middle East
Primary Meeting: T R 09:00 am – 10:20 am

MES1999B-S01 Colonialism and Human Rights
Primary Meeting: W 03:00 pm – 05:30 pm

MES1999C-S01 Elites in Arab Culture and Society
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MES0150 Introduction to the Contemporary Middle East
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MES XLIST: Courses of Interest to Students Concentrating in Middle East Studies

The following related courses, offered in other departments, may be of interest to students concentrating in Middle East Studies. Please see the course listing of the sponsoring department for times and locations.

Anthropology
ANTH 1151 Ethnographies of the Muslim Middle East

Arabic
ARAB 0100 First-Year Arabic
ARAB 0110 Egyptian Arabic
ARAB 0300 Second-Year Arabic
ARAB 0500 Third-Year Arabic
ARAB 0700 Advanced Arabic: Tales of the City

Archaeology and the Ancient World
ARCH 0150 Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology and Art
ARCH 1475 Petra: Ancient Wonder, Modern Challenge

Ancient West Asian Studies
AWAS 0800 Introduction to the Ancient Near East

Comparative Literature
COLT 1310E A Classical Islamic Education: Readings in Arabic Literature
COLT 1813U Orientalism

Egyptology
EGYT 1310 Introduction to Classical Hieroglyphic Egyptian Writing and Language (Middle Egyptian I)
EGYT 1330 Selections from Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts
EGYT 1410 Ancient Egyptian Literature

History
HIST 0971N Warriors, Lovers, and Saints: The Middle Eastern Story-Cycle in Historical Context
HIST 0980I The Jewish Problem
HIST 1461 Afghanistan: Crossroads of Empires to America’s Longest War
HIST 1970N Christian Muslim Relations in the Middle Ages

Judaic Studies
JUDS 0100 Elementary Hebrew
JUDS 0300 Intermediate Hebrew
JUDS 0500 Writing and Speaking Hebrew
JUDS 0671 Sex and Gender in Ancient Israel
JUDS 1670 Ancient Synagogues, Churches, and Mosques in Palestine
JUDS 1711 History of the State of Israel: 1948 to the Present
JUDS 1717 American Jews and Israel: From AIPAC to J Street
JUDS 1723 Jews and Muslims

Persian
PRSN 0100 Basic Persian
PRSN 0300 Intermediate Persian Language and Culture
PRSN 0500 Advanced Persian Language and Culture I

Religious Studies
RELS 0400 New Testament and the Beginnings of Christianity
RELS 1530D Islamic Sectarianism

Archive

Spring 2014

26025 MES-1996A-S01 The Anglo-Arab Novel Standard
P-Tue 0400pm-0620pm
20 Abu-Manneh, Bashir, Visiting Professor, Middle East Studies (MES)

This course examines a new development in the contemporary novel: the rise of the Arab-British novel from the late 1980s onwards. The aim is to understand this emerging genre in its historical and aesthetics specificity, and to determine how Arab immigrant writers responded to a time of profound cultural and political change. At the intersection of such processes, and in a literary culture marked by postmodernism and cosmopolitanism, does the Anglo-Arab novel develop a distinctive aesthetic form? Writers studied are: Ahdaf Soueif, Jamal Mahjoub, Leila Aboulela, and Hisham Matar. WRIT

26026 MES-1997A-S01 Islam and Human Rights Standard
J-Tue Thu 0100pm-0220pm
18 Ergene, Bogac (Aga Khan Distinguished Visiting Professor)

Are Islam and human rights compatible? Both human rights and Islam raise universal claims that may conflict in some cases. We will consider various attempts by religious and legal theorists to reconcile these claims through reinterpreting Islam or deriving human rights from Islamic sources. We will explore the practical side of these issues by examining legal documents and legal practices in various Muslim countries, paying special attention to the status of women and non-Muslim minorities. We will examine tensions arising from Muslims living in Europe and N.America, such as recent debates over secularism and religion, multiculturalism and the scope of tolerance.

26027 MES-1998-S01 The Arab Spring Standard
N-Wed 0300pm-0520pm
16 Atshan, Sa’ed Adel, Watson Postdoctoral Fellow, MES

The Middle East has witnessed significant socio-cultural, political, and economic transformations in recent decades. This seminar will explore the role of both state and non-state actors in these processes. In the face of globalization, liberalization, democratization, conflicts, and regional instability, what social movements have emerged and in what specific contexts? Additionally, how have civil society, mass media, global discourses, and Islamist groups and ideologies shaped the contemporary reality? What are the prospects for security, prosperity, and pluralism in the region? These are central questions we will attempt to address in this course.

26029 MES-1999A-S01 Cultures of Neoliberalism ME Standard
Q-Thu 0400pm-0620pm
18 Succarie, Mayssun, Cogut Postdoctoral Fellow, MES

The course focuses on debates in the social sciences in the Arab world around contradictions of the cultures of neoliberalization in contemporary Arab culture(s), society (ies) and economy (ies). We will explore the relevance of neoliberalism to the increasing relevance of consumption and consumerism, for citizens and scholars alike, in shaping selfhood, society, identity and even epistemic reality, the concomitant eclipse of such modernist categories as social classes, the burgeoning importance of generation, ethnicity, gender, identity and social movements. Also covered, the relation of political Islam to neoliberalism, and the rise of labour migration in/out of the Arab world.

 

26328 MES-1000-S01 Tradition and Protest: Persian and Iranian Music Standard
M-Mon 0300pm-0520pm
15 Namjoo, Mohsen, Visiting Lecturer in Middle East Studies

This course examines Persian and Iranian approaches to tradition and protest in two parts. The first part of the course will focus on traditional music from Iran. The students of this course will learn the basic cultural and musical traditions underpinning Persian/Iranian musical styles. Through directed reading and listening, and occasional in-class performance by the instructor, students will become familiar with the primary characteristics of Iran’s classical music traditions and instruments, learn relevant musical concepts and terminology, and develop critical listening skills. The second phase of this course will examine how modern Iranian musicians are disrupting these traditional concepts as a form of musical and conceptual protest, thereby making the music relevant to modern listeners while fundamentally changing conceptions of classical poetry in the process. No instrumental experience required.

 

 

Courses by Core Middle East Studies Faculty, Spring 2014

 

24014 RELS-0600-S01 Islam and Modernity 10:00 am – 10:50 am Mon, Wed, Fri NA Khalek, NancyAssistant Professor of Religious Studies

Lupe Fiasco, Al-Jazeera News, Mos Def, and reality shows produced by Ryan Seacrest: Contemporary Islam is now having an impact on modern culture in unprecedented ways. Islam is often said to be the fastest growing religion in America, and is second to Christianity in all the countries of Western Europe. In this class we will study the contemporary life, culture and thought of Muslims in America and Europe. We will begin with exploring Muslims and the Islamic faith in the Americas from the Atlantic slave trade, and move to the present. WRIT

24313 RELS-2400G-S01 Late Antiquity into Early Islam: Methods and Problems 3:00 pm – 5:20 pm Mon 40 Khalek, NancyAssistant Professor of Religious Studies

This course is an introduction to the essential tools of study for the transitional period between late antiquity and the early Islamic era. We will address both the history and historiography of the seventh through the 13th centuries, to include the rise of Islam, the so-called seventh century crisis in Byzantium, and the literature of the classical Islamic period. This is a graduate seminar but no knowledge of Arabic is needed for this course, and all students of late antique, early medieval, Byzantine, and/or Islamic history are welcome.

25795 HIST-1455-S01 The Making of the Modern Middle East, 1750 to the Present

12:00 am – 12:50 am Mon, Wed, Fri

NA Ahmed, Faiz,Assistant Professor of History

From North Africa to Afghanistan, and Turkey to the Arabian peninsula, the goal of this course is to provide students with a robust background in modern Middle Eastern history, broadly defined. We begin in the nineteenth century, an era of intense social and economic transformation that led to the collapse of the Ottoman empire and emergence of a new state system, primarily under British and French colonial rule. We then explore forces shaping the contemporary Middle East, including nationalism, oil, regional conflicts and the Cold War, Islamism and mass politics, and military interventions by the US and other world powers. M

25794 HIST-1978D-S01 Palestine Versus the Palestinians 3:00 pm – 5:20 pm Mon 20 Doumani, BesharaJoukowsky Family Professor of Modern Middle East History

Who are the Palestinians? How and when did they become a “people”? What are the historical forces that led to the creation of Palestine, then its transformation into Israel? Underlying these questions is a tremendous tension between the historical evolution of Palestine and the Palestinians, as if one could exist only at the expense of the other. To explore this tension between identity and territory, students are introduced to recent scholarship that unsettles nationalist narratives and suggests alternative narratives. Enrollment limited to 20. Not open to first year students. M

 

COLT 0811R Comedy in Arabic Literature Tue/Thu 1-2:20 PM 20 Cresswell, RobinAssistant Professor of Comparative Literature

This course will serve as an introduction to ancient and contemporary theories of comedy, as well as an investigation of comic texts and films in Arabic.

 

COLT 1440G Islam and Liberalism Tue/Thu 10:30-11:50 AM 20 Muhanna, EliasAssistant Professor of Comparative Literature

The social and political upheavals collectively known as the Arab Spring have provoked a new installment in the centuries-old debate about the relationship of Islam to liberal thought. This course explores the philosophical and political genealogies of that debate through the lens of contemporary literature, film, television, graphic art, radio, social media, and the press. Knowledge of Arabic preferred but not required.

COLT 0510K The 1001 Nights Tue/Thu 2:30-3:50 PM 20 Muhanna, EliasAssistant Professor of Comparative Literature

This course explores the origins, performance, reception, adaptation, and translation of the 1001 Nights, one of the most beloved and influential story collections in world literature. We will spend the semester in the company of genies, princes, liars, slaves, mass murderers, orientalists, and Walt Disney, and will consider the Nights in the context of its various literary, artistic, and cinematic afterlives.

 

Other Courses in Middle East Studies (Cross-List), Spring 2014

AMST0191S Visualizing the Middle East: From National Geographic to the Arab Spring Elizabeth K Wolfson
ANTH1151 Ethnographies of the Muslim Middle East Ian B Straughn
ARAB0200 First-Year Arabic Mirena Christoff/ Alla O Hassan
ARAB0400 Second-Year Arabic Mirena Christoff/ Miled Faiza
ARAB0600 Third-Year Arabic Miled Faiza
ARAB0800 Fourth-Year Arabic Mirena Christoff
ARCH0365 Byzantium-Constantinople-Istanbul: A City in Deep Time Felipe Rojas Silva
ARCH1150 Cities and Urban Space in the Ancient World Omur Harmansah
ARCH1630 Fighting Pharaohs: Ancient Egyptian Warfare Laurel D Bestock
AWAS1300 The Age of Empires: The Ancient Near East in the First Millennium BC John M Steele
AWAS1500 Ancient Babylonian Magic and Medicine Matthew T Rutz
CLASS1120Q Seven Wonders of the Ancient World John F Cherry
EGYT1320 Introduction to Classical Hieroglyphic Egyptian Writing and Language (Middle Egyptian II) TBA
EGYT1430 History of Egypt I Laurel D Bestock
EGYT1465 Daily Life in Ancient Egypt Julia D Troche
EGYT2210 Introduction to Coptic TBA
EGYT2410 Late Egyptian James P Allen
HIST0980B Becoming French: Minorities and the Challenges of Integration in the French Republic Maud Mandel
HIST1361 Empire and Nation: Violence and Cosmopolitanism in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1856-1922 Parmenion Papamichos Chronakis
HIST1976M Women in the Islamic Middle East Palmira Brummett
HIST1976R Early Modern Globalization: Jewish Economic Activity, 1500-1800 Adam Teller
HIST1978H Culture and Power in Modern Iran Shiva Balaghi
HMAN2970M Race, Space, and Struggle Linda E. Quiquivix
JUDS0090B Readings in Biblical Hebrew Saul Olyan
JUDS0200 Elementary Hebrew Ruth Adler Ben Yehuda
JUDS0400 Intermediate Hebrew Ruth Adler Ben Yehuda
JUDS1610 The Archaeology of Jerusalem: From the Origins to the Ottomans Katharina M Galor
JUDS1630 The Talmud Michael Satlow
JUDS1710 Antisemitism and Islamophobia Maud Mandel
JUDS1711 History of the State of Israel: 1948 to the Present Rachel Rojanski
JUDS1713 Introduction to Yiddish Culture and Language Rachel Rojanski
JUDS1740 Kabbalah: Jews, Mysticism, and Magic Adam Teller
JUDS1810 Israeli Literature in Hebrew David C Jacobson
JUDS1820 Holocaust Literature David C Jacobson
PRSN0200 Basic Persian Iraj Anvar
PRSN0400 Intermediate Persian Culture and Language Iraj Anvar
PRSN0600 Advanced Persian Language and Culture II Iraj Anvar
PRSN1200 Iranian Cinema: Before and After the Islamic Revolution Iraj Anvar
RELS0410 Christianity in Late Antiquity Susan Harvey
RELS0750 Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World Nicola F. Denzey
RELS1130 Philo Michael Satlow
RELS2100H Pro-Seminar on the Study of Jews and Judaism in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean Ross S Kraemer
MCM0800J The Revolution is Being Photographed Ariella Azoulay

 

Fall 2013
Middle East Studies
MES1999-S01    Arab Youth: Movements, Cultures, and Discourses
Mayssun Succarie”Youth” has become a central social concept in the contemporary global economy. In the wake of 9/11, the discussion of “youth” in the Arab world became a global priority. This course takes an anthropological and sociological approach to studying youth. Why has “youth” become a focus of concern now? How does this shape our thinking about social, economic, political, and historical issues in the Arab world, and what issues does it obscure? The course examines the historical emergence and transformation of categories of “youth,” “teen” and “adolescent” in the contexts of capitalist industrialization, nationalism, post/colonialism, state formation and globalization. Enrollment limited to 20.

Ancient West Asian Studies
AWAS2310 Ancient Scientific Texts: Akkadian
Anthropology
ANTH0066S Contemporary Egypt in Revolution
Arabic
ARAB0100 First-Year Arabic
ARAB0300 Second-Year Arabic
ARAB0500 Third-Year Arabic
ARAB0700 Advanced Arabic: Tales of the City
ARAB0900 Love, Revolution and Nostalgia in Modern Arabic Poetry
Archaeology and the Ancient World
ARCH0150 Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology and Art
ARCH2740 Social Life in Ancient Egypt
Comparative Literature
COLT0710W Cultures of Colonialism: Palestine/Israel
COLT0811O Desire and Sexuality in Arabic Literature
COLT0811Q Mediterranean Cities
COLT1440F 1948 Photo Album: From Palestine To Israel
COLT1813K The Problem of the Vernacular
Egyptology
EGYT1310 Introduction to Classical Hieroglyphic Egyptian Writing and Language (Middle Egyptian)
EGYT1440 History of Egypt II
Hindi-Urdu
HNDI0100 Beginning Hindi or Urdu
HNDI0300 Intermediate Hindi- Urdu
HNDI1080 Advanced Hindi-Urdu
History
HIST0971E The U.S. and the Middle East: Image and Imperialism
HIST0971J Athens, Jerusalem, and Baghdad: Three Civilizations, One Tradition
HIST1020 Living Together: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Iberia
HIST1975U Gender, Empire, and the Nation in the Middle East
HIST1978K The Mediterranean city.Conflict and Coexistence in the long 20thc.
HIST1978V Islamic Political Thought, Global Islam, and Globalization
HIST1978X Afghanistan: Crossroads of Civilizations to America’s Longest War
HIST1978Y Constitutional History of the Modern Middle East
HIST2971R Approaches to Middle East History
Humanities
HMAN19700 Autonomy and Globalization
Judaic Studies
JUDS0050L The Jew in the Modern World
JUDS0090A Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
JUDS0100 Elementary Hebrew
JUDS0300 Intermediate Hebrew
JUDS0500 Writing and Speaking Hebrew
JUDS1611 The Dead Sea Scrolls
JUDS1620 Jerusalem Since 1850: Religion, Politics, Cultural Heritage
JUDS1625 Problems in Israelite Religion and Ancient Judaism
JUDS1712-S01 History of Zionism and the Birth of the State of Israel
Persian
PRSN0100 Basic Persian
PRSN0300 Intermediate Persian Language and Culture
PRSN0500 Advanced Persian Language and Culture I
PRSN1200 Iranian Cinema: Before and After the Islamic Revolution
Religious Studies
RELS0290D Women, Sex and Gender in Islam
RELS0325 Judaism, Christianity and the Bible
RELS1530C Interpreting the Self: Biography in Medieval Arabic Literature

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The list below represents all the courses in the Brown catalogue that may be taken towards the concentration in Middle East Studies. Not all of these courses are offered in any given year.

Language Courses

Arabic
ARAB 0100-S01 First-year Arabic
ARAB 0100-S02 First-year Arabic
ARAB 0100-S03 First-year Arabic
ARAB 0200-S01 First-year Arabic (Spring 2012)
ARAB 0200-S02 First-year Arabic (Spring 2012)
ARAB 0200-S03 First-year Arabic (Spring 2012)
ARAB 0300-S01 Second-year Arabic
ARAB 0300-S02 Second-year Arabic
ARAB 0400-S01 Second-year Arabic (Spring 2012)
ARAB 0400-S02 Second-year Arabic (Spring 2012)
ARAB 0500-S01 Third-year Arabic
ARAB 0600-S01 Third-year Arabic (Spring 2012)
ARAB 0700-S01 Fourth-year Arabic
ARAB 0800-S01 Fourth-year Arabic (Spring 2012)
ARAB 1990-S01 Special Topics on Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture
ARAB 1990-S02 Special Topics on Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture

Hindi-Urdu

HNDI 0100-S01 Beginning Hindi-Urdu
HNDI 0200-S01 Beginning Hindi-Urdu (Spring 2012)
HNDI 0300-S01 Intermediate Hindi-Urdu
HNDI 0400-S01 Intermediate Hindi-Urdu (Spring 2012)
HNDI 1080-S01 Advanced Hindi-Urdu

Hebrew
JUDS 0110-S01 Elementary Hebrew
JUDS 0120-S01 Elementary Hebrew (Spring 2012)
JUDS 0130-S01 Intermediate Hebrew
JUDS 0140-S01 Intermediate Hebrew (Spring 2012)
JUDS 0150-S01 Writing and Speaking Hebrew

Persian/Farsi:
PRSN 0100-S01 Basic Persian
PRSN 0200-S01 Basic Persian (Spring)
PRSN 0300-S01 Intermediate Persian Language and Culture (Fall)
PRSN 0400-S01 Intermediate Persian Language and Culture (Spring)
PRSN 0500-S01 Advanced Persian Language and Culture
PRSN 0600-S01 Advanced Persian Language and Culture II

Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies

AWAS 2310A-S01 Ancient Scientific Texts: Akkadian (Spring 2012)
EGYT 1310-S01 Introduction to Classical Hieroglyphic Egyptian Writing and Language (Middle Egyptian I)
EGYT 1320-S01 Introduction to Classical Hieroglyphic Egyptian Writing and Language (Middle Egyptian II)
EGYT 1330-S01 Selection From Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts
EGYT 1330-S02 Selection From Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts

 

Religion Courses

Christianity
RELS 0110-S01 Christianity (Spring 2012)
RELS 0400-S01 New Testament and the Beginnings of Christianity

Islam
RELS 0150-S01 Islam: From Mohamed to 9/11 and Beyond

Judaism
JUDS 0990G-S01 Difficult Relations? Judaism and Christianity from the Middle Ages until the Present

Alternative courses to fulfill the requirement must be approved by the concentration advisor.


 

Focus Area A: Religions and Cultures

Anthropology
ANTH 1151 Ethnographies of the Muslim Middle East

Archaeology and the Ancient World
ARCH 0150 Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology and Art
ARCH 0351/AWAS 0800 Introduction to the Ancient Near East
ARCH 0360 East Meets West: Archaeology of Anatolia
ARCH 0440 Archaeologies of the Ancient “Middle East”
ARCH 0445 Archaeology of the Bible
ARCH 0600 Intro To Islamic Archaeology
ARCH 0650 Islamic Civilizations
ARCH 1200F City and the Festival: Cult Practices and Architectural Production in the Ancient Near East (History of Art and Architecture 1200)
ARCH 1200G Arabia and the Arabs: The Making of an Ethnos
ARCH 1200H Islamic Landscapes: Cities, Frontiers, and Monuments
ARCH 1200I Material Worlds: Art and Agency in the Near East and Africa
ARCH 1436 The Archeology of Jerusalem (register for JUDS 1390)
ARCH 1437 The Archaeology of Palestine (register for JUDS 1400)
ARCH 1475 Petra: Ancient Wonder, Modern Challenge
ARCH 1490 The Archaeology of Central Asia: Alexander in Afghanistan, and Buddhas in Bactria
ARCH 1600 Archaeologies of the Near East
ARCH 1630 Fighting Pharaohs: Ancient Egyptian Warfare
ARCH 1635 The Great Heresy: Egypt in the Amarna Age
ARCH 1810 Under the Tower of Babel: Archaeology, Politics, and Identity in the Modern Middle East
ARCH 2010C Architecture, Body, and Performance in the Ancient Near Eastern World
ARCH 2300 The Rise (and Demise) of the State of the Near East
ARCH 2340 The Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire: Cities, Landscapes and Material Culture
ARCH 2400 Archaeologies of Place
ARCH 2710 The Archaeology of Nubia and Egypt

Classics
CLAS 1750L Erotic Desire in the Pre-modern Mediterranean

Comparative Literature
COLT 0510J Modern Arabic Literature
COLT 0510K The 1001 Nights
COLT 1310A The Classical Arabic Literary Tradition
COLT 1430V Comparative Modernisms
COLT 1811T – Levantine Cities: Alexandria, Istanbul, Athens
COLT 1813A What Went Wrong? Narratives of Decline in Arabic Literature

Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies
AWAS 0300 Babylon: Myth and Reality. First year seminar
AWAS 0800 Introduction to the Ancient Near East
AWAS 1100 Imagining the Gods: Myths and Myth-making in Ancient Mesopotamia
AWAS 1500 Ancient Babylonian Magic and Medicine
AWAS 1600 Astronomy Before the Telescope
AWAS 1650 Time in the Ancient World
AWAS 1700 Astronomy, Divination and Politics in the Ancient World
AWAS 1750 Divination in Ancient Mesopotamia
AWAS 2310B Assyriology I
AWAS 2310C Assyriology II
AWAS 2700 Special Topics in Ancient Sciences
EGYT 1410 Ancient Egyptian Literature
EGYT 1420 Ancient Egyptian Religion and Magic
EGYT 1430 History of Egypt I: The History and Society of Ancient Egypt
EGYT 1440 History of Egypt II: The New Kingdom
EGYT 1470 Egypt After the Pharaohs: Archaeology and Society in the Coptic and Early Islamic Periods. First year seminar
EGYT 1490 Calendars & Chronology in Ancient Egypt and the Ancient World
EGYT 1500 Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture
EGYT 1510 Ancient Egyptian Art II
EGYT 1520 The Archaeology of Ancient Egyptian Household and Settlement
EGYT 1550 Ethnic Identity in Graeco-Roman Egypt
EGYT 1910 Senior Seminar I
EGYT 1920 Senior Seminar II
EGYT 2210 Introduction to Coptic
EGYT 2310 History of the Ancient Egyptian Language
EGYT 2410 Introduction to Late Egyptian
EGYT 2510 Social Life in Ancient Egypt
EGYT 2610 Introduction to Demotic
EGYT 2810 Introduction to Old Egyptian

Gender and Sexuality Studies
GNSS1700 Iranian Women’s Resistance Strategies: Gender Discrimination and the Law Since 1979

 

History
HIST 0971E US and the Middle East: Images and Imperialism
HIST 1020 Living Together: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Iberia
HIST 1440 Islamic History, 1400-1800
HIST 1460 The Modern Middle East Since 1918
HIST 1971L History of Islamic Law: Theory and Practice
HIST 1971Z Memoirs and Memory: The Individual Experience of Modern Jewish Life
HIST 1972F Muslims and Jews
HIST 1972V Modernity, Jews, and Urban Identity in Central Europe, 1867-1938
HIST 1976M-S01 Women in the Islamic Middle East
HIST 1977E The Ottoman Empire and Europe: Interactions and Representations in the Long Early Modern Era
HIST 1977G Journey to the East: Travel Narratives and the ‘West’s’ Encounter with the Middle East

History of Art and Architecture
HIAA 0410 Islamic Art and Architecture
HIAA 1410A Topics in Islamic Art: Islamic Art and Architecture on the Indian Subcontinent
HIAA 1430B First Two Hundred Years under Islamic Rule: Creation of a New Visual Expression, 7-9th centuries CE

Judaic Studies
JUDS 0010 Judaism: Text and Context
JUDS 0019 Death and Afterlife in the Biblical Tradition
JUDS 0050E From Amsterdam to Istanbul: Christians, Moslems, and Jews. Freshman year seminar
JUDS 0080 Jewish Art and Architecture from Antiquity to Modernity
JUDS 0260 The Bible as Literature
JUDS 0300 Israeli Literature in Hebrew
JUDS 0320 Israelite Religion
JUDS 0470 The Hebrew Bible and the History of Ancient Israel
JUDS 0530 Judaism, Christianity, and the Bible
JUDS 0870 Israeli Society (Spring 2013)
JUDS 0980G Jews, Kurds, Copts: The Middle East’s Forgotten Minorities (Spring 2013)
JUDS 0990L: Jews Between Christians and Moslems in the Early Modern World
JUDS 1390 The Archeology of Jerusalem
JUDS 1400 The Archaeology of Palestine
JUDS 1410 The Talmud
JUDS 1440 Ancient Synagogues, Churches, and Mosques in Palestine
JUDS 1450 The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
JUDS 1530 Exilic Responses to Crisis: Biblical Literature of the Sixth Century B.C.E.
JUDS 1980C Problems in Israelite Religion and Ancient Judaism
JUDS 1980K Biblical History: What Really Happened?
JUDS 1980Q Jews and Muslims
JUDS 1980X Religion in the Dead Sea Scrolls
JUDS 1981D Parting of the Ways: The Separation of Judaism and Christianity

Religious Studies
RELS 0090B Hindu & Christian Modes of Loving Devotion
RELS 0020 Death and Afterlife in Biblical Tradition
RELS 0090E Faith and Violence
RELS 0105 Judaism: Text and Context
RELS 0110 Christianity
RELS 0150 Islam: From Mohamed to 9/11 and Beyond
RELS 0320 Israelite Religion
RELS 0410 Christianity in Late Antiquity
RELS 0640 Martyrdom and Jihad in the Islamic Tradition
RELS 1500 Islam and Politics in the Modern World
RELS 1540 Monks, Mystics and Martyrs: Abrahamic Traditions Compared
RELS 1520 Pilgrimage and Sacred Travel in the Lands of Islam
RELS 1530B Methods and Problems in Islam: Heresy and Orthodoxy
RELS1880A The Gift in Antiquity
RELS 2900 Women and Gender in the Islamic Tradition


 

Focus Area B: Modern Politics and Societies

Anthropology
ANTH 1151 Ethnographies of the Muslim Middle East

Archaeology and the Ancient World
ARCH 1630 Fighting Pharaohs: Ancient Egyptian Warfare
ARCH 1810 Under the Tower of Babel: Archaeology, Politics, and Identity in the Modern Middle East

Comparative Literature
COLT 0610M – The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Contested Narratives (UNIV 0980)
COLT 1811T – Levantine Cities: Alexandria, Istanbul, Athens

Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies
EGYT 2510 Social Life in Ancient Egypt

Gender and Sexuality Studies
GNSS1700 Iranian Women’s Resistance Strategies: Gender Discrimination and the Law Since 1979

 

History
HIST 0971E US and the Middle East: Images and Imperialism
HIST 1020 Living Together: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Iberia
HIST 1450 History of the Modern Middle East 1800-1918
HIST 1460 History of the Modern Middle East since 1918
HIST 1590 Beyond Hindu, Muslim: Recovering Early South Asia
HIST 1950F From Morocco to China: Frontier Societies, Cultural Brokers. Multiple Identities in Portuguese Empire
HIST 1970O Moving Boundaries: Inequalities, Histories and Making of a Post Colonial South Asia
HIST 1971L History of Islamic Law: Theory and Practice
HIST 1971N Dissolution of the Ottoman Empire
HIST 1971P Identity Conflicts in Mid East History, 1900-Present: A Proseminar through Memoirs, Novels and Films
HIST 1972F Muslims and Jews
HIST 1972V Modernity, Jews, and Urban Identity in Central Europe
HIST 1975U Gender, Empire and Nation in the Middle East
HIST 1975V Culture, Politics, and History in the Middle East
HIST 1976M-S01  Women in the Islamic Middle East

Judaic Studies
JUDS 0050E From Amsterdam and Istanbul: Christians, Moslems, and Jews
JUDS 0990L: Jews Between Christians and Moslems in the Early Modern World
JUDS 0300 Israeli Literature in Hebrew
JUDS 0470 The Hebrew Bible and the History of Ancient Israel
JUDS 0650 History of Zionism and the Birth of Israel
JUDS 0870 Israeli Society (Spring 2013)
JUDS 0980G Jews, Kurds, Copts: The Middle East’s Forgotten Minorities (Spring 2013)
JUDS 1980K Biblical History: What Really Happened?
JUDS 1981Q History of Israel

Political Science
POLS 1270 Middle East Politics
POLS 1821X Politics of Social Welfare in the Middle East

Religious Studies
RELS 0075 Reel Religion: Representations of Religions in Film
RELS 0640 Martyrdom and Jihad in the Islamic Tradition
RELS 1500 Islam and Politics in the Modern World
RELS 2900 Women and Gender in the Islamic Tradition


 

Focus Area C: Economies and Resources

Anthropology
ANTH 1151 Ethnographies of the Muslim Middle East

Archaeology and the Ancient World
ARCH 0440 Archaeologies of the Ancient “Middle East”
ARCH 0600 Introduction to Islamic Archaeology
ARCH 1200H Islamic Landscapes: Cities, Frontiers, and Monuments
ARCH 2340 The Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire: Cities, Landscapes and Material Culture

History
HIST 0971E US and the Middle East: Images and Imperialism
HIST 1970O Moving Boundaries: Inequalities, Histories and Making of a Post Colonial South Asia
HIST 1971N Dissolution of the Ottoman Empire
HIST 1972F Muslims and Jews
HIST 1972V Modernity, Jews, and Urban Identity in Central Europe
HIST 1976M-S01  Women in the Islamic Middle East

History of Art and Architecture
HIAA 0410 Islamic Art and Architecture
HIAA 1410A Topics in Islamic Art: Islamic Art and Architecture on the Indian Subcontinent
HIAA 1430B First Two Hundred Years under Islamic Rule: Creation of a New Visual Expression, 7-9th centuries CE

Judaic Studies
JUDS 0080 Jewish Art and Architecture from Antiquity to Modernity
JUDS 1390 The Archeology of Jerusalem
JUDS 1400 The Archaeology of Palestine
JUDS 1440 Ancient Synagogues, Churches, and Mosques in Palestine
JUDS 1450 The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Political Science
POLS 1270 Middle East Politics
POLS 1821X Politics of Social Welfare in the Middle East

 

 

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