Institute for Middle East Studies

PLEASE NOTE: This information is subject to change prior to the beginning of registration, so please verify your course selections against the University Bulletin listings.

This listing does not include language classes.

Contact the Middle East Studies Operations Manager if you have any questions about the course offerings.



Undergraduate Course Offerings – Fall 2015

Middle East Literature

ARAB 3301 – Modern Arabic Literature
Bonnah, A
MW 11:10am – 12:25pm

Multidisciplinary Core

IAFF 2190W – North Africa & the World
Beyoghlow, K
R 5:10pm – 7:00pm

IAFF 2190W – Politics & Culture in the Middle East
Kiamie, C
M 7:10pm – 9:40pm

IAFF 3188 – Political Islam
Dachi, S
T 7:10pm – 9:40pm

IAFF 3188 – Afghanistan & Iraq: Does Intervention Work?
Inderfurth, K
TR 11:10am – 12:25pm

PSC 2377 – Comparative Politics of the Middle East
Instructor TBD
TR 12:45pm – 2:00pm

PSC 2476 – The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Tutunji, M
MW 4:45pm – 6:00pm

PSC 2476 – The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Finkel, E
MW 2:20pm to 3:35pm

PSC 2478 – International Relations of the Middle East
Dallas-Feeney, C
M 3:30pm – 6:00pm

HIST 3801 – Middle East in the 21st Century
Robinson, S
TR 12:45pm – 2:00pm

HIST 3810 – History of the Middle East
Khoury, D
MW 2:20pm – 3:35pm

HIST 3850 – Modern Iran
Atkin, M
MW 3:45pm to 5:00pm

REL 2401 – Islam
Faghfoory, M
TR 3:45pm – 5:00pm

REL 3405 – Shi’ite Islam
Faghfoory, M
TR 9:35am – 10:50am


Undergraduate Course Offerings – Summer 2015

Multidisciplinary Core

PSC 2476 – The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Finkel, E
MW 2:20pm– 4:30pm
Prerequisites: PSC 1003


Undergraduate Course Offerings – Spring 2015

Middle Eastern Literature

ARAB 4002 – Arabic Narratives through the Ages
Bonnah, A
MW 12:45 – 2:00pm
Reading and discussion of narratives, such as those found in stories of The Thousand and One Nights, or travel adventures, such as those of Ibn Battuta and his successors.

ARAB 3502 – Arab Film and Culture (in English)
Esseesy, M
TR 2:20pm – 3:35pm
Historical survey of Arab cinema and its expression of Arab culture. Course is conducted in English.

Multi-disciplinary Core

HIST 2804 – History of Ancient Israel
Rollston, C
TR 2:20pm – 3:35pm
The history of ancient Israel from the Patriarchs through the Romans. Topics include historical, archeological, political, social, cultural, religious, diplomatic, military, economic, and intellectual events, movements, and relationships.  Same as CLAS 2804.

IAFF 2040 – Middle East: International Affairs Survey
Lynch, M
MW 2:20pm – 3:35pm

IAFF 2190W – Arab Politics
Kiamie, C
M 7:10pm – 9:40pm

PSC 2377 – Comparative Politics of the Middle East
Dallas-Feeney, C
M 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Politics of the eastern Arab states, Turkey, Iran, and Israel. Prerequisite: PSC 1001.

PSC 2379 – Politics & Foreign Policy in Israel
Finkel, E
TR 2:20pm – 3:35pm
Examination of the institutions, processes, and issues of Israeli politics and foreign policy. Prerequisite: PSC 1001.

PSC 2478 – International Relations of the Middle East
Tutunji, M
TR 4:45pm – 6:00pm
Analysis of the regional and international relations of the Middle East. Prerequisite: PSC 1003.

REL 3475 – Islamic Religion and Art
Faghfoory, M
TR 3:45pm – 5:00pm
Investigation of major forms of Islamic art, such as calligraphy, architecture, and urban design; Qur’anic chanting, poetry, and music in relation to the principles of Islamic revelation. Same as AH 4119.


Electives

HIST 2805W – Land & Power in Israel/Palestine
Robinson, S
T 1:10pm – 3:00pm 

HIST 3801 – Making of Modern Iraq & Syria
Khoury, D
MW 12:45pm – 2:00pm

IAFF 2190W – Turkey and Its Neighbors
Beyoghlow, K
R 5:10pm – 7:10pm

REL 3425 – Islamic Political Thought
Faghfoory, M
TR 9:35am – 10:25am
In contrast to many courses on this topic that focus on modern period, this course investigates Islamic political thought from its inception during the lifetime of the Prophet to its elaboration and expansion by philosophers, theologians and political theorists, and to its encounter with political though coming from the Western world in modern period.

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