MIDDLE EAST STUDIES PROGRAM

AUTUMN COURSE OFFERINGS 1999

MIDDLE EAST STUDIES
ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION; SISME 210 A, 5 Cr, (SLN: 7462) WHEELER
Offered jointly with NEAR E 210 A (SLN: 5985)
TTh 1:30- 3:20 KNE 110
Major developments in Islamic civilization from advent of Islam in seventh century to present. Islamic history, law, theology, and mysticism, as well as the politics, cultures, and literatures of the various Islamic societies.

INDEPENDENT STUDY; SISME 600 A, Var Cr, (SLN: 7463) Arrange
Arrange with Faculty: Register by Department
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MASTERS THESIS; SISME 700 A, Var Cr, (SLN: 7464) Arrange
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ART HISTORY

SURV WEST ART-ANCIENT; ART H 201 AA, 5 Cr, (SLN: 1454) HALLETT, C
Other Sessions available
MWF 1:30-2:20 *KNE 120
TTh 8:30-9:20 *ART 003
Major achievements in painting, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts in Europe, the Near East, and North Africa, from prehistoric times to the beginnings of Christianity.  The course provides an introduction to the art and architecture of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Near East, the Bronze Age Aegean cultures, ancient Greece, the Hellenistic world, Etruria, and the Roman Empire down to the coming of Christianity. It also offers some preliminary training in visual analysis and a practical introduction to the critical vocabulary of art history.
There is a mid-term exam, a written assignment, and a final exam. The class assignments are weighted in the following way: mid-term exam: 25% term paper: 35% final exam: 40% Extra credit may also be awarded on the basis of student participation in discussion sections.

COMPARATIVE RELIGION

INTRO NEW TESTAMENT; RELIG 220 AA, 5 Cr, (SLN: 7316) WILLIAMS, M
Other sections available
MTWTh 10:30-11:20 *SMI 120
Th 2:30-3:20 *THO 325
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.
The students will be introduced to modern critical study of the New Testament (=NT). Though now often spoken of in the singular, as a unified document, the NT is actually a collection of what were originally individual writings composed by various early Christians over a period of many years. What is now a standardized collection took shape over several generations. This course is concerned with understanding the NT writings in their original historical settings. Students learn some of the possible circumstances and purposes for the composition of individual writings; what can be known about the authors; key themes found in various writings, and the background for these; interrelationships among NT writings, and their significance; and in general, the relation between these writings and what can be known about the social history and culture of earliest Christian movements.

SCRIPTURE IN ISLAM; RELIG 430 A, 5 Cr, (SLN: 7325) WHEELER, B
Offered Jointly with NEAR E 430 A
MWF 1:30-2:50 *MLR 301
SEE NEAR E 430 A for course description

SPECIAL TOPICS; RELIG 490 A, 5 Cr, (SLN: 7326) WALKER, J
Offered Jointly with NEAR E 496 B
"JERUSALEM FROM KING DAVID TO DOME OF THE ROCK"
MTTh 1:30-2:50 *SMI 305
SEE NEAR E 496 B for course description.

HISTORY

MODERN NEAR EAST; HIST 563 A, 3-6 Cr, (SLN: 8800) BACHARACH, J
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EC SMI 206C
W 1:30-3:20 *BLM 305
Field course introducing the student to the major periods and problems of Near Eastern history, 1798 to the present.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

POLITICAL ISLAM; SIS 406 YA, 5 Cr, (SLN: 7414) BURROWES, R
Offered Jointly with POL S 432 YA
MW 7:00-9:20pm *SAV 317
What Students Can Expect to Learn from this Course: Course focuses on the revival since the mid-1970s of political Islam and what has come to be called "Islamic fundamentalism," especially in the Middle East. What are the nature and variety of political Islam today, and how does this resurgence or revival compare to those in the past? What are its causes, and what are its implications for the Islamic world as well as for theorist of the world, the U.S. included? (For example, is it a "threat" to us and our interests?) Finally, is political Islam compatible with democratic politics and international order?
General Method of Instruction: Lectures and discussion.
Recommended Preparation for Success in the Course: No prerequisites, although a basic course on Middle East Politics, history, etc. is a good idea. Suitable for non-majors with some background in political science.
General Nature of Assignments: Readings from Esposito, The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?; Beinin and Stork (eds), Political Islam; and Esposito and Voll, Islam and Democracy.
Basis on which Grades are Assigned:
Two Exams: 40%
Term Paper: 40%
Clipping File 10%
Class Participation 10%
TOTAL 100%

JEWISH STUDIES

SPECIAL TOPICS; SISJE 490 E, 5 Cr, (SLN: 8835) WHEELER, D
"MEMORY TO MOBILIZATION"
TTh 3:30-5:20 *THO 235
This course looks at the movement to establish and consolidate a Jewish State in Palestine. It treats this movement from the perspective of a collective action problem: Some of the questions we will address include--how did early Zionist organizers conceptualize strategies to ensure the movement's success? What organizational foundations were established? What role did media/public culture play in transforming memory into action? How did a movement facing such odds succeed? As a global political concept, what did Zionism teach us about international politics? In the post-state period, many Israelis are in the processes of constructing revisionist histories of the Zionist movement and its final expression in statehood. What do these reinterpretations of the future in light of the past teach us about contemporary post-revolutionary politics in Israel?

POLITICAL SCIENCE

POLITICAL ISLAM; POL S 432 YA, 5 Cr, (SLN: 6956) BURROWES, R
Offered Jointly with SIS 406 YA (SLN: 7414)
MW 7:00-9:20pm *SAV 317
SEE SIS 406 YA for course description

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

ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION; NEAR E 210 A, 5 Cr, (SLN: 5985) WHEELER
Offered Jointly with SISME 210 A (SLN: 7462)
TTh 1:30- 3:20 *KNE 110
Major developments in Islamic civilization from advent of Islam in seventh century to present. Islamic history, law, theology, and mysticism, as well as the politics, cultures, and literatures of the various Islamic societies.

SCRIPTURE IN ISLAM; NEAR E 430 A, 5 Cr, (SLN: 5986) WHEELER
Offered Jointly with RELIG 430 A (SLN: 7325)
MWF 1:30- 2:50 *MLR 301
Examines concept and use of scripture in Islam, with special attention to issues of canon and commentary, heavenly books, talismanic uses, and the place of scripture in ritual. In English translation.
*Room Subject to change

SPECIAL STUDIES: KAZAKH-KIRGHIZ STUDIES; NEAR E 496 A, CIRTAUTAS
3 Cr, (SLN: 5988)
Offered Jointly with NEAR E 596 A (SLN: 5992)
By Arrangement
Reading of selected texts in modern literary Kazakh, with continuing emphasis on grammar, syntax, and oral practice.

SPECIAL STUDIES; NEAR E 496 B, 5 Cr, (SLN: 5989) WALKER, J
Offered Jointly with HSTAM 405 A (SLN: 4386)
JERUSALEM, FROM KING DAVID TO THE DOME OF THE ROCK
MTTh 1:30- 2:50 *SMI 305
History of the city of Jerusalem from its establishment as the center of a Jewish royal state in the tenth century B.C. to the construction of the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount by the caliph Abd al-Malik (684-705 C.E.)

Special Studies: Chingis Aitmatov; NEAR E 496 C, Cirtautas
3-5 Cr, (SLN: 5990)
Offered Jointly with NEAR E 596 C (SLN: 5993)
To Be Arranged
Explains the wide recognition Kirghiz/Russian writer Chigiz Aitmatov (1928) received within the former Society Union and beyond, starting with his earliest stories up to his recent novels.

SUPERVISED STUDY; NEAR E 490 A, Var Cr 1-6, (SLN: 5987) ARRANGE
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INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH; NEAR E 499 A, Var Cr 1-6, (SLN: 5991) ARRANGE
ADD CODE REQUIRED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

INDEPNDNT STUDY/RESEARCH; NEAR E 600 A, Var Cr.1-10, (SLN: 5994) ARRANGE
ADD CODE REQUIRED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229
GRADS ONLY

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

ARABIC

ELEMENTARY ARABIC, ARAB 411, 5 Cr,
Section A (SLN: 1277) TTh 12:30-1:20 *DEN 216 FACULTY
MWF 12:30-1:20 *DEN 302
Section B (SLN: 1278) MWF 9:30-10:20 *DEN 213 FACULTY
T Th 12:30-1:20 *DEN 216
Section C (SLN: 1279) MWF 12:30-1:20 *DEN 205 YAQUB, N
T Th 12:30-1:20 *DEN 216
Study of grammar, with oral and written drill and reading of simple texts. (Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 401 taken
*Room Subject to change

INTERMEDIATE ARABIC, ARAB 421, 5 Cr, (SLN: 1280) FACULTY
MTWThF 11:30-12:20 *DEN 213
Reading of selected texts in standard Arabic, with continuing emphasis on grammar and syntax. Prerequisite: ARAB 413.

ADVANCED ARABIC, ARAB 431, 3 Cr, (SLN: 1281) FACULTY
TTh 11:00-12:20 *DEN 312
Designed to impart to the student an active knowledge of Arabic structure and syntax and to increase his or her vocabulary power through supervised composition, translation into Arabic, and precis of expository writings. Particular emphasis is placed on journalistic articles and editorials. Prerequisite: ARAB 423 or equivalent.

Quran & Bible Masorah; ARAB 472, 3 Cr WHEELER, B
Offered Jointly with HEBR 472
MWF 11:30-12:20 *tba
Introduces and discusses selected readings in textual apparatuses for the Quran and Bible. Attention to marginalia in Rabbinic texts, and Islamic scholars such as al-Zarkashi and al-Suyuti. Prerequisites: ARAB 423, HEBR 427 or HEBR 432.

SUPERVISED STUDY; ARAB 490 A, Var Cr. 1-6, (SLN: 1282) Arrange
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INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH; ARAB 499 A, Var Cr. 1-6, (SLN: 1283) Arrange
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INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

INDEPNDNT STUDY/RESEARCH; ARAB 600 A, Var Cr. 1-10, (SLN: 1284) Arrange
ADD CODE REQUIRED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229
GRADS ONLY

HEBREW

ELEMENTARY MODERN HEBREW; HEBR 411, 5 Cr, (SLN: 4218) FACULTY
MTWThF 9:30-10:20 *PAR 310
Modern Israeli Hebrew. Core vocabulary, grammar, conversational text, and oral and written communication. Excerpts from modern Hebrew prose and poetry. (Cannot be taken for credit if HEBR 401 taken.)

INTERMEDIATE MODERN HEBREW; HEBR 421, 5 Cr, (SLN: 4219) SOKOLOFF
MTWThF 10:30-11:20 *DEN 213
Readings of selected texts in modern Hebrew with continuing emphasis on grammar and syntax. Prerequisite: HEBR 413 or equivalent.
*Room Subject to change

BIBLICAL HEBREW POETRY; HEBR 427 A, 5 Cr, (SLN: 4220) NOEGEL
w/SISJE 490 B (SLN: 7454)
TTh 10:30-12:50 *THO 211
Explores select poetic sections of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) in conjunction with English translations and commentaries. Emphasis on close readings, the grammatical insights of textual criticism, and the interpretive strategies and agendas of the English translations. Prerequisite: HEBR 426.

INTRO TO HEBREW LIT; HEBREW FICTION; HEBR 452, 3 Cr, (SLN: 4221) SOKOLOFF
MW 1:30-2:50 *DEN 213
Literary texts and analysis. Grammar, composition, and dictionary skills. Primarily modern texts - short poetry, fiction, and essays - with some selections as well from biblical passages, the liturgy, midrash, and medieval poetry. Prerequisite: HEBR 423.

QURAN & BIBLE MASORAH; HEBR 472, 3 Cr WHEELER, B
Offered Jointly with ARAB 472
MWF 11:30-12:20 *tba
Introduces and discusses selected readings in textual apparatuses for the Quran and Bible. Attention to marginalia in Rabbinic texts, and Islamic scholars such as al-Zarkashi and al-Suyuti. Prerequisites: ARAB 423, HEBR 427 or HEBR 432.

SUPERVISED STUDY; HEBR 490 A, Var Cr 1-6, (SLN: 4222) Arrange
ADD CODE REQUIRED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH; HEBR 499, Var Cr 1-6, (SLN: 4223) Arrange
ADD CODE REQUIRED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

INDEPNDNT STUDY/RESEARCH; HEBR 600 A, Var Cr 1-10, (SLN: 4224) Arrange
ADD CODE REQUIRED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229
GRADS ONLY

PERSIAN

ELEMENTARY PERSIAN; PRSAN 411, 5 Cr, (SLN: 7006) FACULTY
MTWThF 9:30-10:20 *PAR 313
Conversation, pronunciation, and graded reading. Persian alphabet and basic sentence constructions. Offers rudimentary conversational and reading ability with a vocabulary of about two thousand words.

INTERMEDIATE PERSIAN, PRSAN; 421, 5 Cr, (SLN: 7007) FACULTY
MTWThF 10:30-11:20 *DEN 313
Reading of simple texts with emphasis on reading and writing conversation skills, grammar, and syntax. Builds a vocabulary of standard Persian in preparation for advanced reading and comprehension of literary texts. Prerequisite: PRSAN 413 or equivalent.
*Room Subject to change

SUPERVISED STUDY; PRSAN 490 A, Var Cr 1-6, (SLN: 7008) Arrange
ADD CODE REQUIRED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH; PRSAN 499, Var Cr 1-6, (SLN: 7009) Arrange
ADD CODE REQUIRED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

INDEPNDNT STUDY/RESEARCH; PRSAN 600 A;, Var Cr 1-10, (SLN: 7010) Arrange
ADD CODE REQUIRED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229
GRADS ONLY

TURKIC

ELEMENTARY UZBEK; TKIC 411, 5 Cr, (SLN: 8117) CIRTAUTAS
(Time TBA)
Introduction to the modern written and spoken language. Cannot be taken for credit if 401 taken.

INTERMEDIATE UZBEK; TKIC 421, 3 Cr, (SLN: 8118) CIRTAUTAS
(Time TBA)
Continuation of elementary Uzbek. Oral work, grammar, and readings in Uzbek literature. Prerequisite: TKIC 413 or equivalent

SUPERVISED STUDY; TKIC 490 A, Var Cr 1-6, (SLN: 8119) Arrange
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INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH; TKIC 499, Var Cr 1-6, (SLN: 8120) Arrange
ADD CODE REQUIRED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

INDEPNDNT STUDY/RESEARCH; TKIC 600 A, Var Cr 1-10, (SLN: 8121) Arrange
ADD CODE REQUIRED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229
GRADS ONLY

TURKISH

ELEMENTARY TURKISH; TKISH 411, 5 Cr, (SLN: 8122) KURU
MTWThF 9:30-10:20 *PAR 206
Introduction to modern Turkish. Pronunciation and conversation, grammar and composition, graded reading. Latin characters used throughout.

INTERMEDIATE TURKISH; TKISH 421, 5 Cr, (SLN: 8123) KURU
MTWThF 10:30-11:20 *DEN 206
Introduction to modern Turkish Literature. Prequisite: TKISH 413 or equivalent.
*Room Subject to change

SUPERVISED STUDY; TKISH 490 A, Var Cr. 1-6, (SLN: 8124) Arrange
ADD CODE REQUIRED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH; TKISH 499, Var Cr 1-6, (SLN: 8125) Arrange
ADD CODE REQUIRED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

INDEPNDNT STUDY/RESEARCH; TKISH 600 A, Var Cr 1-10, (SLN: 8126) Arrange
ADD CODE REQUIRED
INSTRUCTOR I.D. DEN 229

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