Middle East Studies


MES


MES 0100 The Middle East: Cultures & Societies
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
Professor: Alex Winder
Location TBD

This course highlights major cultural, social, and political developments in the amorphous region known, since the 20th century, as the Middle East. Covering expanses of space and time, this course attends to a diversity of peoples and polities, and considers different regional concepts that include some or all of the territories normally included in the Middle East (including the Fertile Crescent, the Mediterranean world, the Indian Ocean world, the Arab world, and the Muslim world) and addresses the region's coherence in terms of shared historical and political experiences, religious and cultural references or practices, and/or socialities and ways of being.


LANGUAGES


Arabic

ARAB 0200 First-Year Arabic (Alla Hassan, Elsa Belmont Flores)
ARAB 0400 Second-Year Arabic
 (Miled Faiza)
ARAB 0600 Third-Year Arabic (Miled Faiza)
ARAB 0950 Advanced Reading and Composition: Arabic Fiction in the West (Miled Faiza)

Hebrew

HEBR 0200 Elementary Hebrew (Ruth Adler Ben Yehuda)
HEBR 0400 Intermediate Hebrew (Ruth Adler Ben Yehuda)
HEBR 0600 Issues in Contemporary Israeli Society, Politics, and Culture in Hebrew (David Jacobson)

Persian

PRSN 0200 Basic Persian (Michelle Quay)
PRSN 0400 Intermediate Persian Language and Culture (Michelle Quay)

Turkish

TKSH 0200 Introduction to Turkish (Esra Ozdemir)
TKSH 0400 Intermediate Turkish II (Esra Ozdemir)


ELECTIVES


For courses that may count towards electives, meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies to discuss

Anthropology

ANTH 1150 Middle East in Anthropological Perspective (Nadje Al-Ali)

Assyriology

ASYR 0320 The Origin(s) of Science (John Steele) FYS

Biblical Hebrew

BHBR 0200 Readings in Biblical Hebrew (Timothy Gilmartin)

Comparative Literature

COLT 0510K The 1001 Nights (Elias Muhanna) WRIT
COLT 0711L The Quran and its Readers (Elias Muhanna) WRIT

Egyptology

EGYT 1400 Ethiopia Shall Stretch Forth Her Hands: Black Reception of Ancient Egypt and Nubia (Christopher Cox) RPP

History

HIST 0273B Religion and European Colonialism, 1700-1900 (Shahzad Bashir)
HIST 1202 Formation of the Classical Heritage: Greeks, Romans, Jews, Christians, and Muslims (Kenneth Sacks) RPP | WRIT
HIST 1960S North African History: 1800 to Present (Jennifer Johnson)
HIST 1964L Slavery in the Early Modern World (Adam Teller) RPP | WRIT

Humanities

Judaic Studies

JUDS 0608 The Parting of the Ways?: Questioning Jewish/Christian Difference (Jae Hee Han) WRIT

Persian

PRSN 0720 Modern Iran: Literature, Media & Pop Culture (Michelle Quay)

Religious Studies

RELS 0090F Friendship in the Ancient World (Saul Olyan) FYS | WRIT
RELS 0325 How the Bible Became Holy (Michael Satlow) RPP | WRIT
RELS 1530B Heresy and Orthodoxy in Islamic Thought (Nancy Khalek)

Turkish

TKSH 0720A Understanding Modern Turkey Through Film and Literature (Esra Ozdemir)

University Courses

UNIV 1003  Jerusalem: Jews, Christians, Muslims (Katharina Galor) WRIT



RPP

EGYT 1400 Ethiopia Shall Stretch Forth Her Hands: Black Reception of Ancient Egypt and Nubia (Christopher Cox)
HIST 1202 Formation of the Classical Heritage: Greeks, Romans, Jews, Christians, and Muslims (Kenneth Sacks)
HIST 1964L Slavery in the Early Modern World (Adam Teller)
RELS 0325 How the Bible Became Holy (Michael Satlow)