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Winter 2013

Arabic


CRN Course Instructor Title Location Day Time
42376 ARB 002 S. Hassouna Elementary Arabic Hunt 110 MTWRF 9:00-9:50 AM
42377 ARB 002 S. Hassouna Elementary Arabic Hunt 110 MTWRF 10:00-10:50 AM
42378 ARB 002 S. Hassouna Elementary Arabic Hunt 110 MTWRF 11:00-11:50 AM
42379 ARB 022 S. Hassouna Intermediate Arabic Hunt 110 MTWRF 12:10-1:00 PM
42380 ARB 122 J. Sharlet Advanced Arabic Bainer 1134 MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

Art History

CRN Course Instructor Title Location Day Time
73742 AHI 156 H. Watenpaugh Arts of the Islamic Book Art 204 TR 1:40-3:00 PM

Asian American Studies

CRN Course Instructor Title Location Day Time
74005 ASA 150F The Staff South Asian Americans Cruess 107 TR 12:10-2:00 PM

Comparative Literature

 
CRN Course Instructor Title Location Day Time
73685 COM 053C N. Radwan Lit. of Islamic World Giedt 1007 TR 10:30-11:20 AM,
 11:30-11:50 AM

47534
COM 166A 
J Sharlet
The Epic
Olson 101
MWF
1:10-2:00 PM

 

For the Extended Course Description of Comparative Literature 166A Please Click Here.

Hebrew

CRN Course Instructor Title Location Day Time
56935 HEB 002 G. Franco Elementary Hebrew Wellman 107 MTWF 9:00-9:50 AM

Hindi/Urdu

CRN Course Instructor Title Location Day Time
56937 HIN 002 P. Chauhan Elementary Hindi/Urdu Social Science 80 MTWRF 10:00-10:50 AM
56938 HIN 002 P. Chauhan Elementary Hindi/Urdu Social Science 80 MTWRF 11:00-11:50 AM
56939 HIN 022 P. Chauhan Intermediate Hindi/Urdu Social Science 70 MTWRF 12:10-1:00 PM

History

CRN Course Instructor Title Location Day Time
73502 HIS 006 B. Tezcan Intro to Middle East Veihmeyer 212 TR 9:00-10:20 AM




Wellman 5 T 11:00-11:50 AM
73503 HIS 006 B. Tezcan Intro to Middle East Veihmeyer 212 TR 9:00-10:20 AM




Wellman 123 T 1:10-2:00 PM
73504 HIS 006 B. Tezcan Intro to Middle East Veihmeyer 212 TR 9:00-10:20 AM




Olson 144 W 10:00-10:50 AM
73505 HIS 006 B. Tezcan Intro to Middle East Veihmeyer 212 T 9:00-10:20 AM




Olson 109 W 2:10-3:00 PM
73506 HIS 006 B. Tezcan Intro to Middle East Veihmeyer 212 T 9:00-10:20 AM




Wellman 109 R 12:10-1:00 PM
73507 HIS 006 B. Tezcan Intro to Middle East Veihmeyer 212 T 9:00-10:20 AM




Olson 109 R 3:10-4:00 PM

For the Extended Course Description of History 6 Please Click Here.

56964 HIS 008 S. Sen Indian Civilization Wellman 126 TR 12:10-1:20 PM




Olson 109 M 10:00-10:50 AM
56965 HIS 008 S. Sen Indian Civilization Wellman 126 TR 12:10-1:20 PM




Olson 263 T 8:00-8:50 AM
56966 HIS 008 S. Sen Indian Civilization Wellman 126 TR 12:10-1:20 PM




Wellman 201 T 3:10-4:00 PM
56967 HIS 008 S. Sen Indian Civilization Wellman 126 TR 12:10-1:20 PM




Olson 109 W 11:00-11:50 AM
56968 HIS 008 S. Sen Indian Civilization Wellman 126 TR 12:10-1:20 PM




Wellman 111 R 2:10-3:00 PM
56969 HIS 008 S. Sen Indian Civilization Wellman 126 TR 12:10-1:20 PM




Olson 263 F 9:00-0:50 AM
74403 HIS 113 The Staff Modern Israel Wellman 202 TR 4:40-6:00 PM
73471 HIS 193B O. El Shakry Middle East from 1914 Wellman 119 TR 1:40-3:00 PM
73472 HIS 196A A. Anooshahr Medieval India Olson 146 TR 9:00-10:20 AM

 

For the Extended Course Description of History 193B Please Click Here.

Middle East/South Asia Studies

 

CRN

Course

Instructor

Title

Location

Day

Time

73649

MSA 100

A. Anooshahr

Comparative Perspectives

Cruess 107

TR

7:30-8:50 AM

73650

MSA 181A

W. De'souza

Iranian/Persian Studies: Modern Iranian History

Wellman 7

TR

10:30-11:50 AM

73651

MSA 182A

W. De'souza

Iranian/Persian Seminar: 
Gender and Sexuality in Modern Iran

Wickson 1038

TR

1:40-3:00 PM

 

For the Extended Course Description of ME/SA 181A Modern Iranian Studies Please Click Here.

For the Extended Course Description of ME/SA 182A Gender and Sexuality Please Click Here.


Music

CRN Course Instructor Title Location Day Time
62695 MUS 148 Sahai, R Hindustani Vocal Ensemble Art Annex 101 M 4:10-6:00PM

Religious Studies

 
CRN Course Instructor Title Location Day Time
73341 RST 60 B. Tezcan Introduction to Islam Hart 1130 TR 1:40-3:00 PM


For the Extended Course Description of Religious Studies 60 Please Click Here.

 
 
CRN Course Instructor Title Location Day Time
73346 RST 161 W.F. Miller Modern Islam Olson 105 TR 10:30-11:50 AM
 





For the Extended Course Description of Religious Studies 161 Please Click Here.


Women's Studies 

CRN Course Instructor Title Location Day Time
73787 WMS 130 S. Joseph Family Values Young 184 TR 12:10-1:30 PM
74018 WMS 184 S. Joseph Gender in the Arab World Young 184 TR 3:10-4:30 PM
 

Extended Course Descriptions for Winter 2013

 

Comparative Literature 166A: The Epic

Course Description: In this course we will explore representations of heroism, history, relationships
between humans and the supernatural, conflicts between political and family obligations, the
boundaries between communities, and the interplay of oral and written culture in the development
of the epic. We will pay particular attention to the role of social order and disorder, and the journey
and exile, in defining the interaction between the individual and the community in four epics: The
Shahnameh (Book of Kings) by Ferdowsi, the Odyssey by Homer, The Adventures of Sayf b. Dhi Yazan,
and The Song of The Cid.
Prerequisites: none
GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—(I.)
Texts:
Ferdowsi, Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings, tr. Davis (Penguin)
Homer, Odyssey, tr. Lombardo (Hackett)
The Adventures of Sayf Ben Dhi Yazan: An Arabic Folk Epic, tr. Jayyusi (Indiana)
The Song of the Cid, tr. Raffel (Penguin)

History 6: History of Islam

Description of course: This course is a survey of the major social, economic, political, and cultural transformations in the Middle East from the rise of Islam (c. 600 CE) to the present. Some of the topics covered are Muhammad and the Qur'an, the formation of Islamic orthodoxy, the Abbasid Empire, the formation of regional dynasties, the Crusades, the Mongol invasions, the Ottoman Empire, the colonial period, nationalism, the formation of the modern Middle Eastern states, the Islamic political movements, the Israeli - Palestinian conflict, the invasion of Iraq, and the Arab Spring. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | AH or SS, WC, WE.

Course format: Lecture – 3 hours; discussion in sections – 1 hour.

Prerequisite: None.

Texts: Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Lawrence Davidson, A Concise History of the Middle East, tenth edition (Boulder: Westview, 2012).

A course reader to be purchased at Copyland (231 G St, Suite 6; 756-2679).

Grading: First paper (2 pages):10%; second paper (3 pages): 15 %; third paper (5 pages): 20 %; final exam: 25 %; section participation: 20 %; lecture participation: 10 %.

History 193B: The Middle East in the Twentieth Century

This course explores the history of the Middle East from the turn of the twentieth century to the present. Rather than narrate the history of the twentieth century Middle East as a series of wars and conflicts, however, we will focus on the principal cultural, intellectual, political, and social factors that have shaped the countries of the Middle East. Themes include: legacies of imperialism; the late nineteenth century cultural renaissance known as the nahda; the World Wars; Islamic revival; gender; revolutionary movements; politics of oil and war; cultural modernism; exile and diaspora. Our focus in the 20th century will be largely on the emergence of anti-colonial nationalist revolutions and post-colonial national regimes. Rather than a comprehensive survey of the history of the M.E., the course will highlight certain countries with the purpose of critically addressing the themes that are dominant in both the scholarly and non-scholarly literature on the region.

READINGS:         TBA 

GRADING:           TBA

 

 

MSA 181A Iranian/Persian Studies: Modern Iranian History

Course Description: This course will highlight major themes in the political, social and cultural history of

modern Iran in the Middle East/South Asia context. Over the quarter students will learn

the causes and consequences of historical change in Iran, from the 1890 Tobacco protest

to the contemporary Green movement of 2009 and its aftermath. Students will also learn

how to contextualize these developments within ME/SA and world history frameworks.

Finally, we will become acquainted with Iran’s rich cultural heritage through literature,

art and film.

  

MSA 182A  Iranian/Persian Seminar: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Iran

Course Description: This course will highlight previous and new approaches to the study of gender and sexuality in Iran. Students will be introduced to methods and theories that chart the transition from premodern to modern gender roles and identities, as well as changing views on sexuality and sexual identity. In particular, we will explore how the categories of gender and sexuality help us to understand colonial and nationalist discourses on masculinity, notions of modern citizenship, gender roles, and social hierarchies. Lecture topics will include: war and masculinity, female masculinities, women’s rights discourses, transgendered identities, homosexuality, nationalism and the male/female body, and Orientalism.

 

 

Religious Studies 60: Introduction to Islam

 

Description of course: This course aims to introduce the students to topics that are central to the Islamic tradition, such as Muhammad, the Qur’an, Islamic law, theology, philosophy, cosmology, worship, and mysticism. Other areas that will be visited include race and gender in Islam, Islamic revival, and varying experiences of Islam in different historical and cultural settings, including the contemporary US. GE credit: ArtHum, SocSci, Div, Wrt. | AH, WC, WE.

Course format: Lecture/discussion – 3 hours; extensive writing.

Prerequisite: None. 

Texts: Jamal J. Elias, ed., Key Themes for the Study of Islam (Oxford: Oneworld, 2010).

A course reader to be purchased at Copyland (231 G St, Suite 6; 756-2679).

Grading: Lecture participation: 10%; first paper (4-5 pages): 20%; mid-term: 30%; final (including the second paper, 4-5 pages): 40%. 

 

Religious Studies 161: Modern Islam

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide you with a range of analytic perspectives on modern Islamic thought, society, and politics.  Special attention will be given to discussions on the nature of moral authority and its relation to concepts of tradition.  Through case studies of societies across the Islamic world, and especially in the Middle East and North Africa, we will develop a tool-set for analyzing how various forms of political organization draw from traditions of Muslim moral inquiry and redeploy them in contemporary life.  Special emphasis on media culture will be sustained throughout the course, and will provide a comparative framework for exploring changes in notions of political community.

Women's Studies 184: Gender in the Arab World

Course Description:

The course takes on the dynamic world of gender relations in the Arab world, covering the late 20th century to the early 21rst century.  Critical issues will include analysis of Islam and the rapidly changing relationships between religion and secularization in the Arab region.  Family system and the making of self-hood, and subjectivity under conditions of rapid globalization will be examined.  The most dramatic organization of women’s movements in the Arab world is around questions of citizenship and family law.  The students will be given an opportunity to examine the dramatic changes in citizenship laws and practices over the past decade.  Work, politics, cultural, literature – a variety of genre’s will be examined to study closely the changing gender systems of the Arab region.

 

Books include:  Suad Joseph (ed)  Intimate Selving in Arab Families:  Self, Gender and Identity;  Suad Joseph (ed).  Gender and Citizenship in the Middle East;  Sherine Hafez, An Islam of Her Own.  Reconsidering Religion and Secularism in Women’s Islamic Movements ;  Sally K. Gallagher , Making Do in Damascus:  Navigating a Generation of Change in Family and Work

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