Middle East Center

AUTUMN COURSE OFFERINGS 1998

MIDDLE EAST STUDIES
**** NEW COURSE ****
(SLN: 9061)
SISME 490 A SPECIAL TOPICS (5 Cr) GERTEL
(SLN: 9062) GEOG 495 A (OFFERED JOINTLY)
T TH 3:30-5:20 *THO 234
MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES IN THE WAKE OF MACROECONOMIC LIBERALIZATION
Course Description: This lecture course consists of three parts. In the first section theoretical approaches are introduced. Of main interest is the discussion of the concept of liberalism, which is rooted in the Enlightenment era. Of specific importance are the ideological relations of liberalism and orientalism to the ongoing macro-economic restructuring of Middle East countries. The second section elaborates on the causes and structures of regional disparities in the Middle East. The third section focuses on the articulated processes of globalization and polarization of local conflicts.

INDEPENDENT STUDY; SISME 600 A, VAR CR, (SLN: 7365)
Arrange with Faculty: Register by Department Pick up form in Thomson 111

MASTERS THESIS; SISME 700 A, VAR CR, (SLN: 7366)
Arrange with Faculty: Register by Department Pick up form in Thomson 111

HISTORY

(SLN: 4293)
HIST 250 A JEWS IN WESTERN CIV (5 Cr) EULENBERG
(SLN: )w/SISJE 250 A OFFERED JOINTLY
MTWThF 11:30-12:20 *SMI 105
History of the Jews from late antiquity to the present. Examines the relationship between Jewish communities and the larger societies in which they are found. Offered: jointly with SISJE 250.

(SLN: 4316)
HIST 563 A MODERN NEAR EAST (Var Cr 3-6) BACHARACH
ENTRY CODE REQUIRED (SMI 206C)
T 1:30-3:20 *CMU 232
Field course introducing the student to the major periods and problems of Near Eastern history, 1798 to the present. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

COMPARATIVE RELIGION

(SLN: 7231)
RELIG 220 AA; INTRO NEW TESTAMENT (5 cr) WILLIAMS
Other Sections available
MTWTh 10:30-11:20 *KNE 110 Th 2:30-3:20 *SMI 309
Modern scholarly methods of research and analysis in dealing with New Testament books and their interpretation. Genres of various books gospel, epistle, sacred history, apocalypse ; problems of the relationships among author, material, and intended audience; relationships between theme and image.

(SLN: 7240)
w/RELIG 432 A RITUAL/LAW IN ISLAM (5 Cr) WHEELER, B
(SLN: 5958) NEAR E 432 A (OFFERED JOINTLY)
OPEN TO ALL CLASS LEVELS NO PREREQUISITES (See NEAR E 432 for course description and information)

(SLN: 7244)
RELIG 501 A; STUDY OF RELIGION (5 Cr) WHEELER, B
APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF RELIGION
ENTRY CODE REQUIRED (THO 111)
M W 1:30-3:20 *SAV 316
Major approaches employed by modern scholarship in the study of religion, including historical, phenomenological, anthropological, sociological, and psychological. Prerequisite: admission to the comparative religion MA track or permission of instructor.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

**** NEW COURSE ****
(SLN: 9063) SIS 590 B SPECIAL TOPICS (3 Cr) GERTEL 
(SLN: 9071) GEOG 501 A (OFFERED JOINTLY)
GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
W 1:30-3:20 *BLM 305
GEOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVES OF GLOBALIZATION
Course Description: This seminar consists of four sections. As an introduction the descriptive term of globalization will be examined and transferred into an analytical concept. In the subsequent section the driving forces of globalization will be investigated, such as colonialism, the ongoing processes of commodification, the internationalization of knowledge, and the growing importance of transnational corporations. Using case studies, the third section deals with the effects and consequences of globalization on different scales(household-level, regional level, etc.). In the fourth section, questions about alternatives to a globalized society will be raised.

**** NEW COURSE ****
Autumn, Winter, Spring 1998-99
A GRADUATE INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR HUM 596 D HUMANITIES RESEARCH SEMINAR
NEAR E 496 B/NEAR E 596 B/ (OFFERED JOINTLY)
SPECIAL STUDIES: COMPARATIVE ISLAMIC STUDIES
(SLN: 9202/9203), 5 Credits
Course Description: Faculty & students from more than a dozen departments and programs will be meeting in a year-long seminar focused on the extraordinary resources for the comparative study of Islam at the UW. Throughout the year, the seminar will host guest lectures from prominent international scholars from across North America and the Middle East to Africa and Southeast Asia. The seminar is open to graduate students and select undergraduates in all disciplines. Students are not required to take all three quarters, nor is any quarter prerequisite for another. Each quarter, a small team of faculty supervises student progress, though more than two dozen UW faculty members are involved in the Comparative Islamic Studies program. Each of the three quarters has a different focus. The Fall Quarter seminar is a "pro-seminar" designed to expose students to a variety of approaches and resources available for the comparative study of Islam. Each week, a different faculty member will introduce students to diverse disciplinary fields, information and funding resources, and other research strategies in the field. Interested graduate students should contact Professor Brannon Wheeler at wheelerb@u.washington.edu or NELC at 543-6033 Fall Term Supervising Faculty: Professors Brannon Wheeler and Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak Wednesdays 1:30-4:30 Lewis Annex 1 - Room 110 (directly behind Lewis Hall)

POLITICAL SCIENCE

(SLN: 6828)
POL S 325 A ARAB-ISRL CONFLICT (5 Cr) GOLDBERG
MTWThF 9:30-10:20 *RAI 121
This course will examine the Arab-Israeli conflict during this century as a process with three distinct phases. The firs phase lasted from about 1905 to 1948 and was primarily a conflict between Jewish immigrants and Palestinian Arabs to create basic institutions of a state. The second phase, from 1949 to 1984, was primarily a conflict between existing states. The third phase, from 1985 to the present has again become a conflict between a Palestinian community in the West Bank/Gaza and Israel over the creation of new state institutions. The basic institutions of a state include the armed forces, central bureaucracies, representative institutions and legal systems which undertake the substantive tasks of defining property rights, allocating goods, and adjudicating conflicts. The Arab-Israeli conflict is thus properly several conflicts, between the Zionist and Palestinian movements, between Israel and the surrounding Arab states, and between the Palestine Authority and Israel. Special attention will be paid to ecological issues, primarily water use, as a way to better understand contemporary dimensions and the larger implications of this conflict. We will examine these conflicts separately. This course is not designed, however, as a historical court of last resort or to provide judgments against parties to the various conflicts. Much of the historical background will be covered in lectures and examinations will be predicated on the assumption that all lectures were attended and readings completed. There are no prerequisites and the course is suitable for non-majors. Texts required books are Amos Elon, Founders and Sons; Joel Migdal and Baruch Kimmering, The Palestinians; Charles D. Smith, Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict; and Miriam Lowi, Water and Power.

(SLN: 8764)
POL S 331 YA MID EAST N AFRICA (5 Cr) BURROWES
No prerequisites: This course is suitable for non-majors. Evening degree students have priority.
M W 7:00-9:20pm *SAV 241
Course Description: An introduction to the domestic politics of the states of the Middle East--i.e., the 17 Arab states, Israel, Turkey, and Iran. Is there a Middle East regional variant of the politics of nation-state building and of the politics of socioeconomic development in the 20th Century? How have inter-Arab politics, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Cold War and the politics of oil affected the domestic politics of these states? What major changes/transformations, if any, have taken place over the past few decades, and what are the prospects for the future? For example, what have been (and might be) the effects of the revival of political Islam and calls for democratization and market-driven economics? Assignments: There will be a map quiz, midterm, and final (short answers, short essays). No term paper, but a modest research exercise designed to introduce you to sources that provide easy access to a lot of very recent political and socioeconomic event data on the countries and current affairs of the Middle East--i.e, that allow you easily to monitor and reconstruct the recent past in the Middle East. You will also be required to buy the New York Times on a daily basis and to create a file on current Middle East politics. Texts: Ismael and Ismael, Politics and Government in the Middle East and North Africa, and Bill and Springborg, Politics in the Middle East. Grading: Exams: 60% Research exercise: 20% Quiz/class participation: 10% Clipping file: 10% Total 100%

NEAR EASTERN COURSES IN ENGLISH
(for Information Call Near East Dept. - 543-6033)

(SLN: 5958) NEAR E 432 A; RITUAL/LAW IN ISLAM (5 Cr) WHEELER, B
(SLN: 7240)w/RELIG 432 A (OFFERED JOINTLY)
OPEN TO ALL CLASS LEVELS NO PREREQUISITES
M W 1:30-3:50 *SAV 216
Comparative study of Islamic ritual practices and related development of jurisprudence and law. Focus on sacrifice, political and social legal theory, pilgrimage, regulation of the body, and the diversity of contemporary practices. In English. Offered: jointly with RELIG 432; W.

(SLN: 5960) NEAR E 496 A; SPECIAL STUDIES (3 Cr)& CIRTAUTAS
(SLN: 5963)w/NEAR E 596 A KAZAKH-KIRGHIZ STUDIES
By Arrangement
Reading of selected texts in modern literary Kazakh, with continuing emphasis on grammar, syntax and oral practice. Prerequisite: 317 or equivalent

(SLN: 5962) NEAR E 518 A;LANGUAGE TEACH METH (Cr/No Cr/2 Cr) BRANDL
(SLN: 7390) w/SLAV 518 A (OFFERED JOINTLY) GRADS ONLY
T 3:30-5:20 *DEN 313
Current foreign language teaching methods and approaches. Learning and teaching strategies and techniques for the four skills reading, writing, speaking, listening including cultural notions. Current and future trends in pedagogy and technology. Offered: jointly with ASIAN 518/GERMAN 518/SCAND 518/SLAV 518.

(SLN: 5959) NEAR E 490 A SUPERVISED STUDY, Var Credit (1-6) Arrange with Faculty, Denny 229

(SLN: 5382) NEAR E 499 A UNDERGRAD RESEARCH, Var Credit (1-6) Arrange with Faculty, Denny 229

(SLN: 5964) NEAR E 600 A INDEPENDENT STUDY/RESEARCH, Var Credit (1-10) GRADS ONLY Arrange with Faculty, Denny 229 '

NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGE COURSES
(for Information Call Near East Dept. - 543-6033)

ARAB

SLN # Course # - Description Instructor Credits Days/Times *Room
1269 ARAB 411 AA ELEM ARABIC OPEN TO ALL CLASS LEVELS   5 TTh 12:30- 1:20 M W F 2:30-1:20 DEN 216 DEN 312
1270 ARAB 411 AB ELEM ARABIC ADD CODE REQUIRED   5 TTh 12:30- 1:20 M W F 9:30-10:20 DEN 216 DEN 205
1271 ARAB 411C ELEM ARABIC ADD CODE REQUIRED   5 TTh 12:30- 1:20 M W F 12:30-1:20 DEN 216 DEN 213
1272 ARAB 421 A INTERM ARABIC OPEN TO ALL CLASS LEVELS   5 MTWThF 11:30- 12:20 DEN 213
1273 ARAB 431 A ADVANCED ARABIC WHEELER, B 3 MWF 11:30- 12:20 DEN 313
1274 ARAB 456 A ISLAM POL THEORISTS MACKAY 3 TTh 9:30- 10:50 DEN 312

(SLN: 1275)
ARAB 490 A SUPERVISED STUDY, (Var Cr: 1-6) Arrange with Faculty, Denny 229

(SLN: 1276)
ARAB 499 A UNDERGRAD RESEARCH, (Var Cr: 1-6) Arrange with Faculty, Denny 229

(SLN: 1277)
ARAB 600 A INDEPNDNT STDY/RSCH, (Var Cr: 1-9) Arrange with Faculty, Denny 229

HEBREW

SLN # Course # - Description Instructor Credits Days/Times *Room
4259 HEBR 331 A Elem Biblical Hebrew   3 TTh 10:30-11:50 DEN 205
4260 HEBR 411 A Elem Modern Hebrew OPEN TO ALL CLASS LEVELS   5 MTWThF 9:30-10:20 DEN 213
4261 HEBR 411 B Elem Modern Hebrew OPEN TO ALL CLASS LEVELS   5 MTWThF 1:30- 2:20 DEN 316
4262 HEBR 421 A Intermed Modern Hebrew   5 MTWThF 10:30-11:20 DEN 213
4263 HEBR 451 A Introduction To Hebrew Literature SOKOLOFF 3 MW 1:30- 2:50 DEN 213

(SLN: 4264)
HEBR 490 A SUPERVISED STUDY, (Var Cr: 1-6) Arrange with Faculty, Denny 229

(SLN: 4265)
HEBR 499 A UNDERGRAD RESEARCH, (Var Cr: 1-6) Arrange with Faculty, Denny 229

(SLN: 4266)
HEBR 600 A INDEPNDNT STDY/RSCH, (Var Cr: 1-9) Arrange with Faculty, Denny 229

PERSIAN

SLN # Course # - Description Instructor Credits Days/Times *Room
6905 PRSAN 411 A ELEM PERSIAN OPEN TO ALL CLASS LEVELS. KARIMI-HAKKAK 5 MTWThF 9:30-10:20 DEN 217
6906 PRSAN 421 A INTERM PERSIAN PREREQ: PRSAN 413 OR EQUIV; OPEN TO ALL CLASS LEVELS KARIMI-HAKKAK 5 MTWThF 10:30-11:20 DEN 313

(SLN: 6907)
PRSAN 490 A SUPERVISED STUDY, (Var Cr: 1-6) Arrange with Faculty, Denny 229

(SLN: 6908)
PRSAN 499 A UNDERGRAD RESEARCH, (Var Cr: 1-6) Arrange with Faculty, Denny 229

(SLN: 6909)
PRSAN 600 A INDEPNDNT STDY/RSCH, (Var Cr: 1-9) Arrange with Faculty, Denny 229 *Room Subject to change

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last updated 8/13/98

The Middle East Center
University of Washington
225 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-4227 phone
(206) 685-0668 fax
mecuw@u.washington.edu

Ellis Goldberg, Director
goldberg@uw.edu

Felicia Hecker, Associate Director
fhecker@uw.edu